Iowa ag secretary witnesses signing of U.S.-Japan trade agreement

Iowa ag secretary Mike Naig

Iowa ag secretary Mike Naig was one of several U.S. ag leaders who were present in New York City today for the signing of the U.S.-Japan trade agreement.

Although the deal is being described as “preliminary”, Naig says he’s confident it is a solid agreement.

“It was good to be in the room today to listen to the interaction and dialogue between Prime Minister Abe and President Trump, and it was very, very clear from that discussion that this is just a starting point,” Naig says.

He says it’s a big win for both U.S. and Iowa agriculture.

“To be able to move forward with this early piece of the negotiations completed is a great thing—and very timely as we head into harvest.”

Naig will be joining Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds on a trade mission to Japan in November.

AUDIO: Mike Naig

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