Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Addresses USMEF

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agricultural issues usmefThe U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) held their Spring Conference in Arlington, Virginia last week. One of the speakers was Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas, chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

We’ve heard that President Trump’s proposed budget includes cuts to the USDA Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development Program (FMD). Sen. Roberts talked about the importance of these programs building global demand for U.S. agricultural products.

Senator Roberts also addressed the bilateral trade agreements and U.S. beef access to China.

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