ND Gov. Burgum at signing of Japan trade agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C., - North Dakota farmers and ranchers will soon have another outlet to sell their commodities.

President Trump signed the U.S.-Japan trade agreement Monday, reducing tariffs on American exports, and Gov. Doug Burgum was there.

"This opens the door for agriculture to move tariff free in Japan, and I think it represents an opportunity to build on great new relationships," said Burgum.

Burgum's office says the agreement means nearly all U.S. food and ag exports to Japan will either be duty-free or get preferential tariff access.