News Release

Comments wanted: Tell USTR to negotiate a better deal for America's farmers and ranchers

April 13, 2018  • Public Policy

Oklahoma Farm Bureau members are invited to encourage the U.S. Trade Representative to negotiate a better deal on behalf of America’s farmers and ranchers during a public comment period on trade dispute with China.

American farmers and ranchers are already facing low commodity prices and the uncertainty of a ‘trade war’ drives prices even lower hurting farmers and ranchers and rural communities. Commodity prices will fall as both sides ratchet the trade dispute upward.

China continues to add more agricultural products to its target list which includes beef, cotton, pork, nuts and soybeans to receive tariffs up to 25 percent. Soybeans and cotton are our top two ag exports to China.

Tell the U.S. Trade Representative to negotiate on behalf of America’s farmers and ranchers to reduce tariffs and to open markets for our products!

OKFB members may use the American Farm Bureau Federation platform to submit comments through May 11. Make sure Farm Bureau members are heard loud and clear in the process by using the link below to make comments.

TAKE ACTION NOW

Learn more about the trade dispute at the links below.

Market Intel: China Responds to U.S. Aluminum and Steel Tariffs

FB News: U.S. Soybeans, Cotton, Beef on China's Most Recent Tariff Target List