BANGOR  — The president’s top adviser on trade issues is in Maine for two days to meet with business leaders and agricultural producers about how they can increase exports and create jobs.

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk is touring the G.M. Allen & Son blueberry farm and processing center in Orland on Thursday morning. In the afternoon he’s attending the Bangor State Fair.

During the visit, Kirk is touting President Obama’s National Export Initiative, which aims to double U.S. exports and help create 2 million jobs, and other overseas trade agreements.

The Maine Fair Trade Campaign is planning a protest in downtown Bangor to voice opposition to the trade pacts, which it says lead to job losses.