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  • Conaway Applauds Increased U.S. Beef Access to EU
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. — House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) issued the following statement regarding the signing of an agreement to increase access for U.S. beef to the European Union (EU): “With today’s announcement, American beef producers are finally regaining long-lost access to the EU market. I commend President Trump and his team for their work in bringing this agreement together and for addressing this longstanding inequity in the U.S./EU trade relationship.” Read more

  • Conaway Applauds President Trump For Continuing to Defend Farmers & Ranchers Against Unjustified Chinese Tariffs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. - House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) issued the following statement concerning the announcement made by USDA on aid to help farmers and ranchers weather unjustified retaliatory foreign tariffs imposed by China: “For too long, China has been a bully on the world stage, using predatory trade practices – including high and rising subsidies, tariffs and non-tariff trade barriers – all at the expense of American farmers and ranchers. Fortunately, we... Read more

  • Rouzer, Conaway: 2018 Farm Bill Addressing Several Livestock Threats, but USMCA Approval is Vital for Growth
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid, Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Agriculture Committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing to review the state of the U.S. livestock and poultry economies. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member David Rouzer (NC-7) and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following remarks: “The 2018 Farm Bill made historic investments in preventing and responding to animal pest and disease threats. As we work to address these threats, the greatest o... Read more

  • Opening Statement: Ranking Member David Rouzer Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Public Hearing: “The State of U.S. Agricultural Products in International Markets”
    Posted in Opening Statements on June 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid, Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

    Remarks as prepared for delivery: Good morning. Thank you to Chairman Costa for holding this hearing and to all of you for joining us here today, especially our two distinguished witnesses. I doubt that anyone in this room needs to be reminded that trade is of incredible consequence to American agriculture. From the hog farmer in North Carolina to the almond grower in California…from the wheat farmer in North Dakota to the cattle rancher in Texas…and for every farmer and rancher in between, agri... Read more

  • Rouzer, Conaway: Approval of USMCA Critically Important to American Agriculture
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid, Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing to review the state of U.S. agricultural products in international markets. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member David Rouzer (NC-7) and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following remarks: “USMCA is a no-brainer for American agriculture. If the International Trade Commission’s (ITC) estimated $2.2 billion increase in ag exports doesn’t convince my co... Read more

  • Conaway Commends President for Standing by Farmers, Ranchers
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. — House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) issued the following statement concerning the president’s announcement of $16 billion in aid to help farmers and ranchers weather unjustified retaliatory foreign tariffs: "I commend President Trump for standing up for our nation’s farmers and ranchers who are struggling against six straight years of economic recession, a situation that is made even worse by unjustified retaliatory tariffs imposed by China. "... Read more

  • Rouzer, Conaway: Dairy Hearing Highlighted Vital Importance of USMCA Approval
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid, Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. – Today the House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing on the challenging economic times in the dairy industry. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member David Rouzer (NC-7) and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following remarks: “Members walked away with a clear message from today’s subcommittee hearing – USMCA can’t be approved soon enough. With additional access for U.S. dairy products and the elimination o... Read more

  • Conaway: WTO Victory Underscores Ongoing Need to Hold China Accountable
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following statement about the World Trade Organization’s findings that China is illegally subsidizing its grain producers to the detriment of America’s farmers and ranchers. “If there is any lingering doubt as to why the United States needs strong farm policy, this WTO ruling removes that doubt. China illegally subsidized just three crops to the tune of $100 billion in a single year, more than the e... Read more

  • Conaway Statement on USMCA Signing
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement after the signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “Farmers, ranchers and agribusiness in general will benefit from a strengthened trilateral trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, and today President Trump brought our nation one step closer to realizing this important victory. There are several important wins for our producers in this deal, and I look forward to Congr... Read more

  • Conaway Praises Initial USMCA Prospects for Production Agriculture
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) offered the following statement after President Trump announced that the United States, Canada and Mexico have reached an agreement on the renegotiated NAFTA, now formally known as the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “President Trump promised to deliver a modernized NAFTA agreement that was better for America’s farmers, ranchers, businesses and workers – and I’m hopeful this newly announced agre... Read more