The U.S. corn refining industry remains focused on expanding its global competitiveness by seeking out new opportunities for trade. A vigorous U.S. trade policy that maintains and opens markets, improves competitiveness, and ensures everyone plays by the rules will support both growth in the corn refining industry and entire U.S. economy.
The following resources provide background information on aspects of agricultural trade and international commerce.
- The food and agriculture industry supports nearly 23 million jobs coast to coast. Learn more about the industry’s economic impact in your state and Congressional District at FeedingTheEconomy.com.
- Friends of American agriculture are working together to spread the word about how important trade is for farmers. Learn more at Farmers for Free Trade.
- The Agriculture Trade Education Council works to educate agriculture stakeholders on the value of agricultural trade policies, practices, and structures.
- The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative represents the United States government in trade negotiations and disputes with other countries.
- The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service is the “the eyes, ears, and voice for U.S. agriculture around the world.” FAS staff identify problems, provide practical solutions, and work to advance opportunities for U.S. agriculture and support U.S. foreign policy around the globe. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Foreign Agricultural Service tracks food and agricultural import and export data through its Global Agricultural Trade System portal.
Intro to Trade Links