BISMARCK, N.D. — The following statement may be attributed to NDFB President Daryl Lies:
“NDFB is pleased to hear U.S. and Japan may be close to a trade deal that includes agriculture. This is much-needed good news on the agricultural trade front and gives farmers and ranchers a lift in their spirits, as harvest season begins in North Dakota.
“Top U.S. agricultural exports to Japan currently include beef, corn, pork, soybeans and wheat. We appreciate the Administration’s work to secure greater access for farmer and ranchers.
“We hope this agreement will encourage other countries to come to the negotiation table as well.”
— North Dakota Farm Bureau
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