World Dairy Expo Concludes
With the farm and ranch report, I'm Rick Worthington. World Dairy Expo finished up over the weekend. One of the guest speakers this year was none other than Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. He told dairy farmers he's optimistic Congress will pass the UMCA, despite all those distractions we continue to see in Washington, D.C..
Obviously, Congress must ratify that. And I'm trusting that the speaker can bring it to the floor of the House very quickly to be ratified. My estimation from traveling to Democratic and Republican districts across the country is will be it would be a really gain a majority of both caucuses.
I think people understand is that that popular regarding the trade agreement with Japan and dairy industry concerns being left behind, Perdue says that's not true.
No, dairy is not being left behind. It's one of the four primary crops, including beef and pork and wheat there in the primary. The other especially crops that are also included. But there will be a primary beneficiary of the Japanese agreement.
World Dairy Expo is the world's largest dairy focused trade show and concluded Saturday with more than 65000 visitors from nearly 100 countries. The expo serves as a forum for dairy producers, companies and organizations to come together and exchange ideas, as well as the latest technology in the industry.