Political and economic uncertainties were on the minds of Purdue agriculture alumni at their annual Fish Fry in Indianapolis Saturday.
Bilateral, agriculture-only agreements – such as those the U.S. has with the European Union – could take the place of big trade deals.
Higher U.S. taxes on Chinese steel imports could make China chooser to buy fewer American products, including those from Indiana.
A Purdue anthropology professor discovers evidence of prehistoric metal trade between Asia and North America.
The TPP is President Obama's big trade deal to reduce tariffs and open new markets with Pacific Rim countries.
Indiana counts Japan as its largest Asian trading partner and third-largest foreign export country in the world.
A delegation of more than a dozen experts will travel to the country next week to meet with farmers and trade officials and explore trade opportunities.
Only three members of Indiana's Congressional delegation voted no on the measure. All of them are Democrats.
Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann will leave for an agriculture trade mission to China on Monday.
The majority of Indiana's House delegation voted against a key measure of President Obama's trade deal.