Dialogue on the History and Vision for the Future of International Trade for U.S. Agriculture
Lecture from January 12, 2016 held at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center
Moderator: Ronnie Green, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
With panelists Clayton Yeutter, Former U.S. Trade Representative & U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Darci Vetter, Chief Trade Negotiator, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Clayton Yeutter, former U.S. trade representative and U.S. secretary of agriculture, and Darci Vetter, chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the United States Trade Representative, talked about the history of international trade and opportunities in the current U.S. trade agenda during a Heuermann Lecture panel discussion Jan. 12 at Nebraska Innovation Campus.
Yeutter, a world-renowned trade expert who served four U.S. presidents, outlined the history of international trade that began following World War II and for a significant amount of time did not involve agriculture. It wasn't until Yeutter began working with the Nixon administration that agriculture became a part of trade agendas in foreign countries. He continued these efforts over four decades in the government and private sector, having an impact on economies worldwide.