U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue led a trade mission to Mexico this week to investigate new opportunities with our nation’s largest bilateral trading partner and second-largest export market for agricultural products.
The secretary was joined by the heads of six state departments of agriculture: Bryan Hurlburt of Connecticut, Celia Gould of Idaho, Joseph Bartenfelder of Maryland, Chris Chinn of Missouri, Doug Goehring of North Dakota, and Derek Sandison of Washington. Other participants included representatives from various companies and organizations, including Alltech, Almond Board of California, Renewable Fuels Association, U.S. Grains Council, U.S. Soybean Export Council, and USA Rice.
Secretary Perdue held a call regarding the trade mission on Thursday where he also talked about USMCA, immigration and farm labor, disaster aid, and trade aid. Listen or download below.
USDA Secy Perdue press call on Mexico trade mission (18:16)