USSEC working with China to expand trade markets after COVID-19
The US Soybean Export Council (USSEC) has resumed trade missions to China to help grow US ag exports and improve relationships between the two countries.
Kansas farmer and Vice Chairman with USSEC Lance Rezac says a pair of groups recently visited the country after travel bans were lifted due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the message was clear. “They want our food, and we need their markets.”
He tells Brownfield China must remain as one of the top buyers of US soybeans. “It’s important for us to keep them as a market, and it’s important for their people to keep us as a supplier.”
Rezac says discussions with the acting ambassador from China in the US were fruitful, however, “(We) need to keep the rhetoric toned down a little bit. We have to agree to disagree, but all of the rhetoric going on in the world she said is not good for either country or the world economy.”
He says political discourse between the countries is concerning but dialogue between agriculture representatives remains healthy.