Minnesota Farm Bureau Commends Agreement on Japanese Trade Agreement
Sept. 26, 2019
The United States and Japan announced today that they reached an agreement on a trade deal that further opens agricultural markets for both countries. The following statement may be attributed to Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) President Kevin Paap on the Japan Trade Agreement.
“Minnesota Farm Bureau is very pleased to see the announcement of a trade agreement with Japan. Japan is the fourth-largest buyer of Minnesota agricultural products, despite tariffs currently being in place,’ said MFBF President Paap. “With the provisions included in this agreement, we expect our agricultural exports to significantly grow in a marketplace of 127 million Japanese consumers.”
“Minnesota Farm Bureau has been a vocal leader in protecting and expanding market opportunities for farmers,” said MFBF President Paap. “Once signed, this will lower tariffs and put U.S. farmers on a level playing field to compete in Japan with countries that participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. We are thankful the administration has reached this deal with Japan and urge trade negotiators to achieve more like this.”