Agribusiness Report: June 17

By Melissa Dawkins, KCRG-TV9

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa--The Agriculture Department wants to help small, rural businesses increase their exports. The focus on exports is part of the White House Rural Council’s “Made in Rural America” initiative. Only about one percent of American companies export to the rest of the world.

China may suspend issuing new import permits for US dried distillers grains. Some reports suggest China wants more testing for unapproved biotechnology in imports. Experts say these distruptions hurt US producers and exporters.

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