Agricultural trade is a major component in
the international trade account of the United
States. The agricultural community can take
pride in the important contribution of American
farms and ranches toward feeding the
peoples of the world. Assisted by its natural
attributes of abundant and rich farmland and
a generally temperate climate in combination
with unsurpassed warehousing facilities, this
country serves as the world's food storehouse.
The United States is the primary supplier
of numerous agricultural commodities to
many countries, and it is also a major but
marginal supplier to many others, including a
number of the world's leading importers.
Foreign buyers are heavily dependent on the
reliability of supplies from the United States.