Farm group leaders and lawmakers railed against President Donald Trump’s trade policy and tariffs in a House Ways and Means subcommittee hearing today, bemoaning the effects on the ag sector as China, Mexico, Canada, the European Union, Turkey and others retaliate.
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2017 – The eight members of the House Agriculture Committee who traveled to San Angelo, Texas, for the panel’s second farm bill listening session heard from a wide variety of farmers Monday, but it was the cotton producers who dominated the event with pleas for more assistance.
WASHINGTON, July 26, 2017 - Speed is of the essence when it comes to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, a panel of witnesses told the House Agriculture Committee today. That’s because the uncertainty surrounding the overhaul has some importers – mostly in Mexico – turning to other suppliers to get the chicken and grain they need.
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2017 – House Republicans return from their Fourth of July recess looking to move a fiscal 2018 budget blueprint that could pave the way for tax reform while likely requiring some reduction in spending on food stamps.
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2017 – A void was created when the U.S. pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Now, U.S. lawmakers are pushing the Trump administration for clues as to how the U.S. will increase trade in the Pacific Rim without the massive trade pact.
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2017 - House Agriculture Committee members agreed with officials from land-grant and non-land grant universities on the importance of agricultural research at a hearing today, as the committee continues the process of preparing for the 2018 farm bill.
WASHINGTON, June 21, 2017 – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told lawmakers today he expects a speedy conclusion to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, but he would not commit to a deadline.
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2017 - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue heads back to Capitol Hill this week, and he’s likely to face renewed challenges on the president’s budget and proposals to cut and reorganize rural development programs.
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2017 – The preliminary deal that the U.S. and Mexico announced on Tuesday on Mexican sugar exports hasn’t halted negotiations or pressure from lawmakers and industry groups on the Commerce Department to alter the agreement as it was laid out to the public.