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USDA working to break down South Africa trade barriers

Trade undersecretary McKinney said trade mission offered some indication of movement on breaking down barriers for pork and poultry.

Jacqui Fatka

November 1, 2018

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USDA working to break down South Africa trade barriers
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs (TFAA) Under Secretary Ted McKinney meets with Republic of South Africa Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Minister Senzeni Zokwana (grey suit) on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, in Washington, D.C.Photo by USDA's Lance Cheung

About the Author(s)

Jacqui Fatka

Policy editor, Farm Futures

Jacqui Fatka grew up on a diversified livestock and grain farm in southwest Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications, with a minor in agriculture education, in 2003. She’s been writing for agricultural audiences ever since. In college, she interned with Wallaces Farmer and cultivated her love of ag policy during an internship with the Iowa Pork Producers Association, working in Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Capitol Hill press office. In 2003, she started full time for Farm Progress companies’ state and regional publications as the e-content editor, and became Farm Futures’ policy editor in 2004. A few years later, she began covering grain and biofuels markets for the weekly newspaper Feedstuffs. As the current policy editor for Farm Progress, she covers the ongoing developments in ag policy, trade, regulations and court rulings. Fatka also serves as the interim executive secretary-treasurer for the North American Agricultural Journalists. She lives on a small acreage in central Ohio with her husband and three children.

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