Hoeven Presses for Fair Treatment of North Dakota Agriculture Exports
During a hearing of the Senate Agriculture Committee, I urged our trade negotiators to address unfair trade practices during the administration’s continued negotiations with Canada. Canada remains one of our closest friends and allies, but we still need, and our farmers deserve, reciprocity in trade. At the same time, we highlighted the need to address increased transportation and storage costs for our state’s producers when implementing trade assistance. We’ve advanced this priority with Agriculture Secretary Perdue, and we’re working to ensure the second half of USDA’s assistance accounts for the increase in basis.