Hoeven Meets with President to Outline Importance of Trade to Agriculture and Energy Industries

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee and a member of the Senate Agriculture and Energy Committees, released the following statement after meeting with the President and Vice President today to discuss the importance of trade for agriculture and energy. 

“I met with the President and Vice President at the White House today to discuss the importance of trade to our agriculture and energy industries. North Dakota is a leading producer of agricultural products and the number two oil producing state in the nation, so trade is extremely important to our economy. As Canada and Mexico are our nation’s two biggest trading partners, it’s important that we negotiate the best deal we can for the U.S. and it is best if we can do it within the framework of NAFTA. I also highlighted the importance of passing a strong farm bill that provides our producers with the support they need. Finally, it was a great opportunity to remind the President and Vice President once again that good farm policy benefits every American, every day with the lowest cost, highest quality food supply provided by our farmers and ranchers. ”