When I became Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee in January of this year, I had one primary goal: to ensure that America’s farmers and ranchers have the policies in place that they need to feed, fuel, and clothe the nation while ensuring stability and consistency for farmers, ranchers, consumers, markets, and rural communities. After all, agriculture is the foundation of our livelihood and the lifeblood of rural America. And, while our work will never be done, we are off to a great start.
In Case You Missed It: Ag Groups Urge Congress to Pass Free Trade Agreements
Tamara Hinton (202) 225-0184
WASHINGTON – In a letter sent to House and Senate leadership and all members of Congress, 42 agriculture and food groups urged legislators to pass and implement the three free trade agreements with Korea, Colombia, and Panama. The groups that signed the letter, which included the American Farm Bureau Federation, stressed that the U.S. is losing market share and other economic opportunities to our foreign competitors who are gaining preferential treatment and access at our expense.