(Posted Tue. May 19th, 2015)
Join the National Corn Growers Association, U.S. Grains Council, sister farmer organizations and the International Trade Administration in celebrating World Trade Month this May.
Here are some fun facts about trade according to the office of the U.S. Trade Representative:
- Every billion dollars of goods and services exported supported more than an estimated 5,000 U.S. jobs in 2011.
- The five largest U.S. export markets for corn in 2014 were: Japan (466 million bushels), Mexico (412 million bushels), South Korea (196 million bushels), Colombia (136 million bushels) and China (108 million bushels).
- U.S. exports of agricultural products to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation countries totaled $104.7 billion in 2013. Leading categories included: soybeans ($18.7 billion), pork and pork products ($5.6 billion), wheat ($5.5 billion), beef and beef products ($5.4 billion), and corn ($5.2 billion).
NCGA, in partnership with USGC, has been joining the Twitter discussion with the hashtag #TradeTuesday. NCGA encourages everyone to share your favorite agriculture trade fact this week on Twitter.
In case you missed it, click here to see what happened in the past for #TradeTuesday.
And click here for more information on the importance of trade promotion authority.