By Mike Barnett
What’s more boring than talking about international trade?
Watching paint dry. Maybe.
But it’s a subject that should grab attention. From farmers and consumers.
Because it directly affects you. Exports add value to Texas agriculture. All Texas crops and livestock were sold for $20 billion in 2012, according to the Texas Department of Agriculture. About a third of that was exported to other nations. Over $6.5 billion worth in 2012. That’s not pocket change.
Those dollars flow into rural Texas. To support local businesses. Fund local schools. Maintain rural infrastructure.Read More