Trade Policy Priorities for 2016
As the most export-dependent grain commodity in the U.S., the free and fair flow of trade is essential to U.S. wheat producers. In marketing year 2014/15, the United States exported 23 million metric tons (MMT) of wheat, valued at $6.6 billion, representing 41 percent of U.S. production. Although wheat is the world’s most traded grain and the United States is typically the largest supplier, a wide range of barriers currently restrict U.S. producers ability to export their product. We seek to improve market access, eliminate unfair trade practices and enforce existing trade commitments, so that U.S. farmers can continue to be the world's reliable choice for high quality wheat.