U.S. wheat industry outlines trade violations and abuses


This week, the National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates submitted joint comments on trade agreements violations and abuses to USTR, per the April Executive Order, that have impacted U.S. wheat growers. In general, violations and abuses to wheat are due to domestic subsidies that exceed World Trade Organization commitment levels, sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) regulatory standards, plant health regulations, residue and contaminant requirements. Regulations limiting the import of commodities derived through biotechnology is also of concern to U.S. wheat growers.