This is becoming the trans-pacific year, says Sterling Liddell, vice president, food and agribusiness research, Rabo Agrifinance. "It offers a lot of opportunity to sell into those markets. This area is very important for the future of exports."
Watching these trade negotiations, particularly the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is very important, and competitors are likely a little ahead of us in negotiating good trade terms.
"It's important that we get to the point where we're competitive and have a level playing field for the United States in our export programs," Liddell says.