Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s pick as his Democratic running mate, has gone on record opposing new trade agreements, including the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and has taken up the interest of farmworkers during her short tenure in the U.S. Senate.
The Democratic presidential candidates from the top to the bottom of the polls are making climate change a major feature of the campaign message and trying to make the case that farmers will benefit from addressing it.
Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts forcefully rejected proposed farm bill reforms that would make the Agriculture Risk Coverage program more attractive and increase payments to farmers in the upper Midwest at the expense of producers in other regions.
Wading into a potentially divisive farm bill issue, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue asked Congress to make it harder for states to get waivers from work requirements in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2017 - Negotiators wrapped up a first round of talks on revising the North American Free Trade Agreement that included discussions about sanitary and phytosanitary rules important to agricultural trade.
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is already meeting with his counterparts from Japan and other countries, letting them know that the U.S. is willing to talk about bilateral trade deals.