Minnesota Representative Jim Hagedorn said a recent phase 1 trade agreement with China has done a lot to ease concern in the agricultural markets. Hagedorn says action on the imbalance of trade with China was long overdue.

“Something should have been done regarding China ten or twenty years ago,” said Hagedorn. “It shouldn’t have taken President Trump to do it. I think most farmers understood something needed to be done to address China and I think in the long-term it’s going to help.”

Hagedorn made his comments at the Minnesota Ag Expo, which is taking place in Mankato today and tomorrow.