Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says having an open dialogue with trading partners is key in building a successful relationship.
Vilsack told attendees of the USDA’s recent Ag Outlook Forum that communication helps all sides navigate difficult-to-maneuver situations. “We may not make progress in a particular conversation, but it stimulates thought,” he says. “It stimulates the idea of how could we do this. Or how could we get around the difficulties of this particular issue?”
He says trade is a perfect example.