Senators press USTR on ag trade policy

Senators press USTR on ag trade policy

Agriculture trade dominated Thursday’s full U.S. Senate Finance Committee Hearing on the President’s 2023 trade policy agenda.

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testified the administration is writing a new story on trade to restore fairness.  

“Farmers, ranchers, fishers, and food manufacturers are also key to our trade agenda,” she said.  “We have secured real wins over the past few years and U.S. agricultural exports have reached a record $202 billion in 2022.”

She touted increased access for many commodities including beef, rice, wheat, corn, and pork, and current enforcement efforts.