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China, NAFTA and Brazil highlight Aug. 23 webinarChina, NAFTA and Brazil highlight Aug. 23 webinar

Aug. 23 webinar will concentrate on how important trade is for the well-being of U.S. farmers and how trade agreements affect trade flows.

Ron Smith 1

August 14, 2018

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Dr. Luis Ribera, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension economist.

Dr. Luis A. Ribera, professor and Extension economist, Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, will discuss trade in an Aug. 23, webinar, “Agricultural Trade: China, NAFTA and Brazilian Agriculture in Focus.”

Ribera will concentrate on how important trade is for the well-being of U.S. farmers and how trade agreements affect trade flows.

He also will discuss ongoing NAFTA renegotiation, trade issues with China and the growth of Brazilian agricultural production.

Ribera is the Director of the Center for North American Studies and serves as Program Director for International Projects with the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M. Areas of interest include international trade, transportation, economic impacts and risk analysis. He has been an invited speaker in more than 300 conferences around the world and has brought more than $27 million in research and extension funding for his programs.

 Link to Register:  http://bit.ly/UAEX-NAFTA-Brazil-Trade-Ribera


About the Author(s)

Ron Smith 1

Senior Content Director, Farm Press/Farm Progress

Ron Smith has spent more than 40 years covering Sunbelt agriculture. Ron began his career in agricultural journalism as an Experiment Station and Extension editor at Clemson University, where he earned a Masters Degree in English in 1975. He served as associate editor for Southeast Farm Press from 1978 through 1989. In 1990, Smith helped launch Southern Turf Management Magazine and served as editor. He also helped launch two other regional Turf and Landscape publications and launched and edited Florida Grove and Vegetable Management for the Farm Press Group. Within two years of launch, the turf magazines were well-respected, award-winning publications. Ron has received numerous awards for writing and photography in both agriculture and landscape journalism. He is past president of The Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association and was chosen as the first media representative to the University of Georgia College of Agriculture Advisory Board. He was named Communicator of the Year for the Metropolitan Atlanta Agricultural Communicators Association. More recently, he was awarded the Norman Borlaug Lifetime Achievement Award by the Texas Plant Protection Association. Smith also worked in public relations, specializing in media relations for agricultural companies. Ron lives with his wife Pat in Johnson City, Tenn. They have two grown children, Stacey and Nick, and three grandsons, Aaron, Hunter and Walker.

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