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Sen. Marshall alarmed by increasing ag trade deficit

A U.S. Senator from Kansas says agricultural trade is moving in the wrong direction for American farmers and ranchers. “Unfortunately, this White House has not made negotiating trade agreements a priority,” Republican Roger Marshall said. He tells Brownfield he’s concerned about the widening ag... Read More.

Hinson outlines ag trade deficit concerns

U.S. Congresswoman Ashley Hinson says she’s concerned about the widening ag trade deficit. “When you talk about $32 billion as a deficit, that’s the wrong way,” she said. “We should be in the plus, the positive, on the other side of that.” The Iowa... Read More.

Ag trade deficit is multifaceted

An economist with the American Farm Bureau Federation says the United States’ lack of participation in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership is impacting ag exports. Betty Resnick tells Brownfield, “We’re specifically seeing that impact exports to Asia and as the CPTPP... Read More.

USDA expects record trade deficit to be short-lived

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says he expects the U.S. agricultural trade gap to be adjusted in the next few years. Ohio Congressman Max Miller questioned what his plans were to address the trade deficit which nearly doubled last year to $30 billion as part... Read More.

Land O’Lakes concerned about U.S. ag trade deficit

One of the nation’s largest ag and food cooperatives is concerned about the U.S. trade deficit. Land O’Lakes vice president of government and industry affairs Matt Wohlman says a significant shift is occurring in the trade environment, resulting in about a $17 billion ag... Read More.