Trade Toolkit

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.

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Our Resources

  • The food and agriculture industry supports more than 20 million jobs coast to coast. Learn more about the industry’s economic impact in your state and Congressional District at
  • Friends of American agriculture are working together to spread the word about how important the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is for farmers. Learn more at Farmers for Free Trade.
  • The North American Food & Ag Trade Working Group is an informal group representing the diverse food and agriculture industry. It provides technical responses and coordinated messaging on North American trade matters.

Government Sources

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.

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