Shareable Of The Week: FTA Partners Purchase 53% Of Grains In All Forms Exports In 2019/2020 Marketing Year

The United States has free trade agreements (FTAs) in place with 20 countries, including the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the Dominican Republic-Central America FTA (CAFTA-DR) and free trade agreements with South Korea and Colombia. These regions and countries represent important customers for U.S. corn, sorghum, barley, ethanol, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and other grain products. FTA partner countries accounted for nearly 53 percent of feed grains in all forms exports in the 2019/2020 marketing year – a disproportionate share of overall purchases that shows the importance strong trade policy to grain sales.