Trade Policy Priorities for 2017
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 2015/16, the United States exported 21 million metric tons (MMT) of wheat, valued at over $5 billion, representing 38 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.