President Trump signs trade agreement with Japan

Some positive news for Nebraska farmers, and farmer across the nation.

President Donald J. Trump signed a trade agreement with Japan, Monday.

Officials say Japan’s tariffs on agricultural products will now be significantly lower or eliminated entirely.

Sen. Deb Fischer says the agreement expands markets for Nebraska, by securing reduced tariffs on a variety of exports like beef, pork and ethanol.

When it comes to agriculture, Japan is Nebraska’s fourth largest trading partner.

Monday’s signing comes days before the president is set to resume high-level trade talks with China.





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