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  • Conaway: Trump, Perdue Have Farmers’ and Ranchers’ Backs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid, 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C. — After meeting with the president today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) issued the following statement concerning President Trump’s support for on-time passage of a strong, new farm bill and the administration’s announcement of emergency aid to help American farm and ranch families weather unjustified retaliation by foreign countries against U.S. agricultural exports: “For years, our committee has highlighted that the U.S. is living up to its trade co... Read more

  • Conaway Commends Trump Administration for Challenging India’s Illegal Farm Subsidies, Calls on Congress to Pass Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid, 2018 Farm Bill

    Washington, D.C.- House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), issued the following statement concerning the Trump administration’s actions to hold India accountable to its commitments under the World Trade Organization: “India has been funneling illegal farm subsidies into its agriculture industry for too long, and it’s high time they are held accountable. I commend the Trump administration for challenging India’s under-reporting in the World Trade Organization. India is not... Read more

  • Conaway Comments on Agricultural Trade
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C.—House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) issued the following statement concerning China’s unwarranted, illegal retaliation against American farmers and ranchers: “I appreciate President Trump and the administration’s efforts to enforce the terms of existing trade agreements. China’s illegal, retaliatory actions against unrelated sectors in the U.S., including agriculture, are the latest examples of the kind of predatory trade practices routinely employed ... Read more

  • Conaway, Peterson Host NAFTA Roundtable with Ag Industry Leaders
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) welcomed leaders of eight agricultural stakeholder groups to discuss the status of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in advance of the upcoming negotiations in Mexico City. Following the roundtable, Conaway and Peterson offered the below remarks: “All parties today were on the same page – NAFTA is important to agriculture and agriculture must remain a ... Read more

  • Congressional Delegation Comments on Agriculture NAFTA Meetings in Ottawa
    Posted in Press Releases on October 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Ottawa, Canada – Today, members of a congressional delegation to Ottawa, Canada focused on agricultural trade offered their comments following meetings with Canadian officials ahead of the next round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations: “Our goal over the past two days was to ensure our Canadian counterparts understand that U.S. production agriculture has a keen interest in getting NAFTA done and done right. We have had productive conversations over the weekend with Canad... Read more

  • Conaway Echoes Sec. Perdue: NAFTA Not Moving Quickly Enough
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following comments on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations today ahead of his trip to Ottawa, Canada this weekend: “Sec. Perdue hit the nail on the head when he said we need to stop circling the ring in NAFTA negotiations and begin laying out concrete agriculture proposals. I know our delegation is eager to get up to Ottawa and communicate a sense of urgency to negotiators. We’re s... Read more

  • Conaway: Agriculture Stands to Benefit from NAFTA Renegotiation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C.—Today, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to highlight opportunities for agriculture in the upcoming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and members of the committee heard from various stakeholder groups on opportunities to achieve the best deal possible for American agriculture. Following the hearing, Chairman Conaway made the below remarks: “Trade is vital to U.S. agriculture and nowhere is it more i... Read more

  • Opening Statement: Chairman K. Michael Conaway Committee on Agriculture Hearing: Renegotiating NAFTA: Opportunities for Agriculture
    Posted in Opening Statements on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Remarks as prepared for delivery: I want to start by welcoming all of our witnesses. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to share your thoughts with us today. As we have noted time and again, America’s farmers and ranchers are the most efficient, productive and competitive producers in the world. Their ability to meet the rapidly-growing and ever-changing demands both at home and abroad has allowed our country to become one of the world’s most open agricultural economies, supply... Read more

  • Conaway on U.S. Halt of Brazilian Beef: Appropriate and Necessary
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – Following U.S. Sec. of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s announcement that the U.S. is indefinitely suspending all imports of fresh beef from Brazil, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the below remarks: “U.S. consumers enjoy the safest food supply in the world and, like Sec. Perdue, I am committed to keeping it that way. Halting imports of fresh beef from Brazil is an appropriate and necessary measure as Brazilian officials work to assess and correc... Read more

  • Conaway, Peterson Praise U.S. Sugar Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) made the below remarks following an announcement that an agreement was reached between the U.S. sugar industry and the Department of Commerce to bring Mexican sugar into compliance with U.S. trade laws: “I am very pleased that the Department of Commerce was able to negotiate an agreement that works for U.S. sugar farmers by ending the illegal dumping of sugar,” said... Read more