Expanding U.S. ag trade abroad will require international cooperation, and that’s what many say will be bolstered with the confirmation of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) nominee Katherine Tai. Industry leaders in both the livestock and crop sectors say her experience in negotiating the recent United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal prepares her well for the USTR role, especially as it relates to potentially rejoining trade pacts like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Then, there’s China; if confirmed, Tai will be expected to lead the effort to continue to hold China accountable for meeting requirements for balanced ag trade, and ag group leaders say they are hopeful she’s well-prepared to lead an effort to make trade a priority in the coming years. See more about the potential Tai appointment.