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  • Conaway Welcomes Agriculture Export Market Expansions
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following statement today after USDA and USTR announced a deal for guaranteed market access for U.S. rice in South Korea: “I am pleased that President Trump has inked yet another win for American agriculture, securing guaranteed access for U.S. rice to the South Korean market. This follows recent announcements including China lifting its ban on U.S. poultry imports and Brazil expanding access for im... Read more

  • Conaway Praises U.S.-Japan Trade Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following statement today after President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a trade agreement increasing market access for U.S. agricultural producers in Japan: “Today’s deal announced by President Trump and Prime Minister Abe substantially improves U.S. access to Japan’s agricultural markets. I commend President Trump and the U.S. Trade Representative’s team for their hard work... Read more

  • Conaway Calls on Pelosi, House Democrats to Stop Blocking Trade Aid for Struggling Farmers, Ranchers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, DC—House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following statement concerning House Democrats’ attempts to deny USDA the funds necessary to make Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and Farm Bill payments to farmers and ranchers via the CCC: “House Democratic leaders are not listening to their own rank and file members and continue to hold vital aid for our farmers and ranchers hostage by blocking replenishment of the CCC. I had not waded into this iss... Read more

  • 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