If Virginia farmers were playing in a basketball tournament, they’d be a top-seeded team. That’s according to Gov. Glenn Youngkin, a basketball fan and self-proclaimed “enthusiastic, fully-energized chief marketing officer” for Virginia agriculture.
American trade officials, foreign diplomats and representatives from leading agricultural agencies will gather to discuss agriculture and global commerce at the 14th annual Virginia Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade.
A rapid deterioration of the U.S.-Mexico trade relationship is causing alarm within the U.S. agricultural sector, and industry groups are voicing concerns.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative launched an enforcement action against Canada in December, and farmers and agricultural organizations are eagerly waiting to see how the disagreement unfolds under the new Biden administration.
The European Union’s recent retaliatory tariffs on agricultural goods stand to affect Virginia agriculture, but Virginia Farm Bureau is optimistic the Biden administration can work toward resolving trade tensions.