Farmers for Free Trade held a virtual roundtable Thursday to focus on the current trade landscape, the Biden administration’s trade agenda, and how ag exports are critical to workers throughout America.
Among the panelists was Bart Pieper, VP of Global Strategies for Marquis Energy in Hennepin, Illinois, who says exports are increasingly important to the ethanol industry but trade barriers in several markets are stalling growth. “Even though the United States exported about 1.3 billion gallons of ethanol in 2020 and more than 11 million tons of DDG, we continue to face continuous barriers in Asia and in Europe and into Mexico.” He noted China and Brazil as two examples.
Listen to his comments here:
Farmers for Free Trade panel - Bart Pieper, Marquis Energy (2:24)