Trade Policy Priorities for 2018
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 2016/17, the United States exported 28.7 million metric tons (MMT) of wheat, valued at over $6 billion, representing 46 percent of U.S. production. Although wheat is the world’s most traded grain and the United States is one of the leading suppliers, 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.