Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma and Ranking Member Collin Peterson of Minnesota issued the following statements after the House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013, by a large, bipartisan vote of 36-10.
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.