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Maura Bennett Wray Farmer: US Grains Council Meeting Focus on Trade
by Maura Bennett, click here for bio

Program: Colorado Ag Today
Date: August 14, 2018

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Jeremy Fix had not yet been born during the Carter administration. But his father and grandfather remember that time in 1980 when the US placed an embargo on corn and wheat to Russia for its invasion of Afghanistan.

Now Jeremy Fix is 30 years old and fourth generation farmer in Wray. He says his father and grandfather are comparing current Trump administration trade disputes to that difficult time.

Fix is a Colorado Corn Board Member, and he is on an Action Team with US Grains Council.

Jeremy recently returned from U.S. Grains Council’s 58th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting in Denver

We feel at the Grains Council that we need free trade agreements

Especially NAFTA and TPP. We feel like Mexico and Canada are great trading partners and that’s where we need to start”

Fix says farmers are pushing for TPP and NAFTA trade pacts and as a member of the Action Council that is on his list as well.

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