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Rouzer, Conaway: Expanded Trade Access Critical to America’s Farmers, Ranchers

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing to examine U.S. agricultural trade from the perspective of stakeholders. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member David Rouzer (NC-7) and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following remarks:

“There is no question that trade is vitally important to American farmers and ranchers looking to expand market access for their products. For decades, we’ve seen nations like China, Turkey, and India take advantage of our producers with unfair tariffs, non-tariff trade barriers, and predatory trading practices. I applaud President Trump and his Administration for their efforts to level the playing field and to expand market access for U.S. producers,” said Subcommittee Ranking Member Rouzer.

“With 96 percent of the world’s population living outside of the United States, it’s critical our farmers and ranchers have trade deals in place that allow them to reach every potential customer. We have long battled the distortions in global markets for farm products, and in these tough times for agriculture, that work is more important than ever. I commend President Trump and his team for their efforts and for standing beside America’s farmers and ranchers during these times of uncertainty,” said Ranking Member Conaway.

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