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Wheat groups praise Brazil pact


March 28, 2019

U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers expressed support for a March 19 announcement by President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that Brazil has agreed to implement a duty-free tariff rate quota for wheat, a longstanding part of Brazil’s World Trade Organization agreements.

The new development opens an annual opportunity for U.S. wheat farmers to compete equally for 750,000 metric tons (about 28 million bushels) of wheat.

“We are grateful to the Trump Administration for championing the interests of U.S. farmers and specifically to Chief...

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