KFB President Mark Haney Statement on the China Trade AgreementPosted on Jan 15, 2020
With today’s signing of the Phase I Trade Agreement between the U.S. and China, our farm families here and across the country have renewed hope of normalized agricultural trade between our country and what was once our largest ag-export market. This deal could potentially be worth up to $50 billion for our nation’s agriculture industry. Those are dollars badly needed to help shore up a slow ag economy; one we have endured for far too long. This agreement is beneficial to our farm families and the rural communities in which they live. Now, with this and other trade agreements in place, we are sending a strong message to the rest of the world. Farms in Kentucky and across the country are open for business and ready to fulfill the food, fuel and fiber needs of a growing global population.