Wheat leader says trade, voluntary climate programs critical
National Association of Wheat Growers President Dave Milligan is hopeful trade continues to be a priority under a new administration.
“We would certainly hope to see a continuation of some of the good things that have happened with China and maybe an improvement even into a phase two agreement,” he says. “There are some other markets out there that we would look forward to the opportunity to develop.”
He says trade is critical to the industry because half of US wheat product is exported each year.
Milligan says President Elect Joe Biden has also made it clear that climate and sustainability will be a priority.
“Ag has a good story to tell in the fact that we do grow plants and sequester carbon so we look forward to the opportunity to work with them and hopefully we help with these problems,” he says.
The Michigan farmers says any program developed needs to be voluntary and benefit growers.
Audio: Dave Milligan