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  • Conaway Praises Initial USMCA Prospects for Production Agriculture
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) offered the following statement after President Trump announced that the United States, Canada and Mexico have reached an agreement on the renegotiated NAFTA, now formally known as the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “President Trump promised to deliver a modernized NAFTA agreement that was better for America’s farmers, ranchers, businesses and workers – and I’m hopeful this newly announced agre... Read more

  • House Agriculture Committee Holds Roundtable with Doud, McKinney to Discuss Ag Trade Agenda
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) made the following statement today after holding a roundtable with USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Gregg Doud, and USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, Ted McKinney, to discuss the administration’s agricultural trade agenda: “We know the angst in farm country right now. Between low prices, droughts, flooding, hurricanes and the retaliatory ta... Read more

  • Conaway Applauds U.S.-Mexico Trade Progress
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) today released the following statement upon the Trump administration’s announcement that it had reached a preliminary NAFTA deal with Mexico: “I’m very encouraged the president and Amb. Lighthizer have reached a preliminary agreement with Mexico to modernize and expand market opportunities in NAFTA. I look forward to reviewing the details to ensure production agriculture’s interests and priorities are well served.... Read more

  • 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