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Minnesota Soybean looks for trade beyond China

Trade beyond China remains a focus of state and national commodity groups.

Minnesota Soybean Growers president Jamie Beyer, who farms in west-central Minnesota, tells Brownfield the Association would like to see the Biden administration pursue the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership.

“I think (it’s important) we reestablish that we’re interested in whatever TPP becomes in the future as an opportunity for us.”

Former President Trump withdrew the U.S. from TPP shortly after taking office.

During Commodity Classic last month, Beyer says delegates singled out another market.

“We have some states that are very interested in trade with India specifically, so that was an interesting development. They wanted to make sure that we keep a focus on developing markets.”

U.S. ag exports to India totaled nearly $2 billion in 2019 with dairy and cotton among the top products.

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