U.S. farmers travelled to South Korea recently to ensure the importance and willingness to continue trade between the two nations. South Korea is a top destination for U.S. corn. The U.S. and South Korea are considering a renegotiation of KORUS, The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement. U.S. Grains Council Chair Deb Keller says that as those talks continue, South Korea also offers potential to be a growing market for U.S. farmers.
The U.S. Grains Council has long worked with South Korea on trade, and is celebrating 45 years in South Korea.
NCGA chairman Wesley Spurlock took part in the joint trade mission to South Korea. Spurlock says they spoke with trade officials on the willingness of U.S. agriculture to continue trade.
He says it’s important that the U.S. and South Korea maintain a positive trade relationship.
The trade mission was a joint effort by the U.S. Grains Council and the National Corn Growers Association. A second group of joint officers traveled to Mexico to discuss trade amid the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.