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John Block: Trade

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block I want to focus on trade today. From agriculture’s perspective, it is extremely important. 25% of ag income comes from products sold to other countries. Production from 1 out of every 3 acres is exported. Agri… Read More
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How “Brexit” Will Impact Agriculture and Trade

Voters in the UK sent shockwaves rippling through the marketplace when they voted to leave the European Union. Markets don’t appreciate uncertainty and no one knows exactly how or when the “Brexit” will be executed or what trade environment wil… Read More
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John Block: Brexit and Trade

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block The Brits jump ship and the UK is on its way out of the European Union. I understand the UK getting sick of the regulations and rules written in Brussels, not London. European agriculture is heavily subsidized a… Read More
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EU-US Regulatory Cooperation: Strides Made, but More Can Be Done

Earlier this week, the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center released a significant report, “International Regulatory Cooperation: Benefits, Limitations, and Best Practices.” This report builds on earlier work done by the Center… Read More
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John Block: European Trade Deal

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block The Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement is sitting in Congress now. It was not an easy process to get the deal this far. If we can find the votes to pass it, it will be a big win for the American farmer. N… Read More
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