Ep. 18 - Trade Talk
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U.S. dairy exports hit an all-time high in 2020, reaching 2.4 million metric tons. With those numbers in mind, it’s no wonder issues like Trade Promotion Authority are a priority for the dairy and agriculture industries. In the latest episode of “The Dairy Download,” we hear from two advocates looking to pave the way for future trade flows.

Joining us first is Gregg Doud, a former Chief Agricultural Negotiator under the U.S. Trade Representative. He talks about his work negotiating trade accords like the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. And Doud discusses what it’s like to be in the room where trade deals happen.

Next is U.S. Representative Mike Simpson, who represents Idaho’s Second Congressional District. He discusses how dairy overtook potatoes to become the state’s top cash crop. And he tells listeners why “trade is vitally important to the agricultural industry.”

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