AG week informing farmers about US trade agreements


HARRINGTON, Del.- AG week is underway at the state fairgrounds, and it is an important time for farmers to network, get updates on farming news, and hear about the latest research.

Thursday, around 300 farmers got the chance to learn about the Phase 1 China deal that was signed Wednesday and about the US – Mexico – Canada Trade agreement that was passed Thursday.

The Delaware Department of Agriculture told 47ABC that these agreements could economically expand opportunities for Delmarva and allow for more involvement between the state and other countries.

“Agriculture does really need that help because our markets for many of our commodity products are very, very low right now,” Secretary Michael Scuse, Delaware Dept. of Agriculture, said. “Any agreement we get hopefully will improve the market place for the products that our producers are producing right here on the Delmarva Peninsula and Delaware.”

At this event, happening between Jan.13- Jan.16, the Secretary announced a proclamation that the governor wrote up to officially declare

this week AG week and show the importance of agriculture in the Delaware community.

This is the first time in the 15 years of AG week that this has been done.


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