With Trade Promotion Authority in the books last week, the U.S. Wheat Associates and National Association of Wheat Growers call the move a step toward more export opportunity for American farmers. NAWG President Brett Blankenship said of TPA, that “the President has a prime opportunity to help level the playing field for wheat growers and American agriculture. TPA was thought to be needed to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Following the signing of TPA, meetings were reportedly scheduled for later this month aimed at wrapping up the 12 nation trade deal.

The First annual U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef General Assembly Meeting is planned for later this month. The meeting is planned for July 14th and 15th in Denver Colorado. The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef is a multi-stakeholder initiative developed to advance, support and communicate continuous improvement in sustainability of the U.S. beef value chain. Currently, there are 92 founding members representing the five USRSB groups.