Schafer Wants it All Wrapped Up By Years End

US - The US Agricultural Secretary, Ed Schafer, has said that he is hoping to tie up all loose ends of the Korean trade agreement and the Doha deal by the end of the year.
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But Ranking at the top of the Agriculture Department’s list, as well as a top priority for AFBF, is implementation of the farm bill. “It is time to set aside political differences and implement the bill,” said Schafer.

Successfully completing international trade negotiations, including the Korea free trade agreement and the World Trade Organization’s Doha Round, are also top priorities for the agriculture industry.

According to Schafer, USDA’s certification system to ensure Korean consumers that they are receiving U.S. beef from cattle under 30 months of age has been successful to date.

As for Doha, Shafer said it would remain a top priority until the end of the administration. Yet, he said, “We won’t just ink any deal. The agreement has to provide better access to U.S. producers.”

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