Monday, 11 December 2017
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Call us to get YOUR text ad here
 
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
Moran discusses NAFTA negotiations
12/07/2017
 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) met with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Wednesday regarding the ongoing negotiations with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and NAFTA’s vital importance to farmers, ranchers and manufacturers in Kansas. Sen. Moran, who requested today’s meeting through the Senate Commerce Committee in a letter to Commerce Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.), was joined by several of his colleagues from the committee.

“Our economy in Kansas is dependent on the ability of our farmers, ranchers and manufacturers to trade their products,” said Sen. Moran. “In 2016, Kansas exported more than $4.5 billion worth of agricultural products, which supported more than 36,000 jobs and generated more than $5.7 billion in economic activity. I encouraged Secretary Ross to be extremely mindful of the role agricultural trade plays in Kansas’ economy and the consequences of NAFTA withdrawal to our farmers and ranchers. To illustrate this point, I showed Secretary Ross a picture of grain piles waiting on the ground in Kensington, Kansas as a direct example of why NAFTA is needed in our state to sell goods and feed the world. I appreciate the Secretary’s willingness to engage in this issue and hear our concerns. Secretary Ross understands I will continue to follow the negotiation process closely and I will not hesitate to bring up further concerns as I hear from farmers and ranchers on this issue.”

Items to Note:

  • Sen. Moran last month sent a letter to Commerce Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) to request the committee continue to engage with Secretary Ross on trade and the direction of NAFTA negotiations, prompting today’s meeting.

  • Sen. Moran recently signed a bipartisan letter to Secretary Ross asking the administration to conduct a robust economic analysis to evaluate how any changes to NAFTA would affect changes to the nation’s crop and livestock sectors.

  • Sen. Moran also sent an open letter to farmers and ranchers regarding the threat of NAFTA withdrawal and urged them to advocate for sound trade policy. The letter was first published in Agri-Pulse and encourages the agriculture community to share their concerns with the administration about the importance of trade and their ability to sell what they produce around the world.

 

 

 

© Many Signals Communications
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Atchison fire battled Thursday
Petition launched to widen U.S. 75
Suspect identified in Holton standoff
Sabetha woman injured in wreck
Woman charged in fatal hit-and-run
One killed in collision on K-4 Highway
Fake name, meth, land man in jail
Body of missing MO man found in Nemaha Co KS
Hiawatha tie in federal criminal case filed in Neb
Trial set in hit-and-run case
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Stolen vehicle sends Oskaloosa man to jail
Elderly Netawaka woman dies from burns
Body of missing MO man found in Nemaha Co KS
Mother charged in death of infant
Hiawatha tie in federal criminal case filed in Neb
Child rape conviction earns life sentence
Elderly Netawaka woman badly burned
Council winner turns down position
County approves new vehicle purchase
Hiawatha nursing home under new ownership
Click Here For All Stories

©2017 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report


Powered by Radio Media Group