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China, Asia Trade Top Agriculture Industry List for Biden Pick

Improving U.S. trade with Asian nations, particularly China, is the top priority for American food exporters as President Joe Biden’s nominee for chief agricultural trade negotiator heads for Senate confirmation.
“We are being left behind while the rest of the world has negotiated new business deals,” said Peter Bachmann, vice president of international trade policy at USA Rice Federation.
The agriculture industry wants to build on the U.S.-China phase one trade deal the Trump administration negotiated. Pork producers and family farmers are also looking to Pacific Rim nations, aiming to join an existing trade agreement with those countries.
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