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The Center for Agricultural Trade

Low angle view of soybean in field
May 2023 >> In its World Agricultural Supply & Demand Estimates report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture analysts forecast record global soybean production for the 2023/24 crop year at nearly 410.6 million tons, up almost 11% from last year. Click on image for the interview with Jason Grant, W.G. Wysor Professor of Agriculture and Director of the Center for Agricultural Trade, and report.

Dec. 8-10, 2024: International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC).


Keeping the United States and Virginia agriculture competitive in a diverse global economy by producing model-based forecasts and policy projections.

EDUCATION WITH PURPOSE: Develop the skills of our future leaders and professionals through continuing education to understand, operate, manage, and lead a diverse global agricultural industry.

OUTREACH AND EXTENSION WITH VALUE: Increase the competitiveness of private and public sector agribusiness stakeholders in the U.S. and mid-Atlantic regions by providing in-depth agricultural trade and policy information and analysis.

RESEARCH WITH IMPACT: Facilitate a collaborative environment for research programs supporting agricultural trade. These programs are designed to generate analytical and relevant policy results to be utilized in global commercial markets and policy arenas.


  • Expert faculty 
  • Keynote lectures 
  • Networking
  • Annual Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade to discuss emerging trade issues with state and federal officials and industry stakeholders
  • Collaborative research with the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Trade Center one page overview.pdf


Jason Grant
Program Director

Jennifer Shelton
Events and Program Coordinator