On July 13 and 14 NAEGA President and CEO Gary Martin and Director of Operations Ryan Olson attended the annual U.S. Agriculture Export Development Council (USAEDC) Attaché Seminar at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. The two-day seminar included consultations with Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) attachés on July 13 followed by a general session on July 14.
During July 13 attaché consultations Gary and Ryan met with attaches from Korea, Mexico, Japan, the European Union, Russia, Egypt and the Southern Cone. These meeting allowed NAEGA network and discuss its Unified Export Strategy, upcoming policy priorities, and the work of the International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC) with U.S. government diplomatic personnel who work directly on policy issues affecting the grain trade in foreign markets.
On July 14 both Gary and Ryan attended the general session of the USAEDC Attaché Seminar, which included remarks from FAS Administrator Phil Karstings and Associate Administrator Jason Hafemeister. During breakout sessions NAEGA gathered information on trade sanctions and embargos, FAS programs and the Brazilian market.
A copy of the agenda can be found here. For more information, please contact Gary or Ryan.