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Agricultural summit: benefits of foreign trade discussed

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Issues and benefits for growers who trade abroad were discussed in an agricultural trade summit in Madera attended by about 35 people.

The 2012 Agricultural Trade Summit held Tuesday in the auditorium of Madera Community College was sponsored by Madera County Farm Bureau.

A five-member panel of speakers talked about the economic state of the ag industry — including cattle and fresh and dried fruits—as well asfuture plans. Hardships faced by growers were also discussed.

Brian Grunenfelder, a deputy assistant U.S. trade representative in the Office of Agricultural Affairs, attended in place of chief agricultural negotiatior Islam Saddiqui, who was expected but unable to attend...


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