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WASHINGTON (AP) — American farmers have not only endured retaliatory tariffs from China and other nations, they’ve watched as most of their top foreign competitors used free trade agreements to make inroads into Japan, a historically protectionist market with nearly 127 million consumers.

This marks Sarah Rehmeyer’s third year coming to Grand Island from her family farm near Airville, Pa., for the 25th annual National American Boer Goat Association Show. Rehmeyer joins more than 2,000 visitors who have gathered for the Grand Island show.

After a challenging year in 2018, U.S. agricultural trade will again see stumbling blocks in the new year, said Darci Vetter, the former chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the United States Trade Representative during President Obama’s administration.