What does 'friend-shoring' mean for agricultural trade?

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
7:30 - 9:00am CT

What does 'friend-shoring' mean for agricultural trade?

Join us for our first Husker Trade Talk of the fall semester! Husker Trade Talks are student events put on by the Yeutter Institute, featuring policy discussions and career insights relating to international trade and the global economy.


Recent global disruptions have revealed the vulnerabilities that come with economic interdependence, leading some to revisit why we trade—and who we should trade with. For some, the answer is “friend-shoring,” or limiting trade and supply chains relationships to countries that have similar values. But what would this shift mean for the U.S. agricultural industry that is so reliant on exports, and for the millions benefitting across the globe from its abundant food supply? 


Great Plains Room, East Campus Union


7:30am  Coffee and breakfast, presented with the CASNR Coffee Club -- come early and meet new friends!

8:00am  Program

8:50am  Closing


Headshot of John Beghin.

John Beghin

Professor and the Mike Yanney Chair in International Trade and Finance in the Department of Agricultural Economics and the Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance

John is a faculty fellow with the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at UNL and with the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University.

Prior to joining UNL, John was a Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) at NC State University and Iowa State University. Beghin earned his MSc in agricultural economics at NC State and then received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1988. After returning to NC State for 10 years, Beghin went on to Iowa to serve as Director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute and Marlin Cole Professor of international agricultural economics at Iowa State University, from 1998 to 2016. Beghin returned to NC State in January 2017 and served as department head for 2 years.