Factors behind strong U.S. dollar: Podcast

U.S. Meat Export Federation discusses impact of strong dollar on U.S. agricultural exports.

With the strength of the U.S. dollar continuing to weigh fairly heavily on agricultural exports, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) made this issue the focus of a panel discussion at the USMEF board of directors meeting last week in St. Louis, Mo.

Michael Drury, chief economist for Memphis, Tenn.-based McVean Trading, provided a brief history on how the currencies of so many trading partners and competitors became so weak relative to the U.S. dollar. He said a key factor was t

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