More than 95% of the world’s consumers live outside the United States. The growth opportunities are endless for U.S. agriculture. But it’s necessary to understand the value of international trade and how more Americans can take advantage of it, according to the founding members of the newly launched Agriculture Trade Education Council.

Agriculture leaders from across major food and ag associations announced the formation of the ATEC, a 501 c (3) non-profit that will be a resource for education on the value of agricultural trade policies, practices and structures. The ATEC is chaired by ag leaders with decades of experience educating farmers, policymakers and businesses about how the international trading system works. The ATEC will facilitate education on trade policy on a variety of topics in an effort to grow support for and engagement in a rules-based trading system

ATEC offers in-person or online training for organizations or for meetings to provide trade training covering trade agreements, Congressional trade policy, the World Trade Organization and more.

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