American Farm Bureau Statement on Trade Assistance Package

Newsroom / July 24, 2018

The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall:

“The $12 billion package of agricultural assistance announced today by the administration will provide a welcome measure of temporary relief to our farmers and ranchers who are experiencing the financial effects of the trade war. This should help many of our farmers and ranchers weather the rough road ahead and assist in their dealings with their financial institutions. We are grateful for the administration’s recognition that farmers and ranchers needed positive news now and this will buy us some time. This announcement is substantial, but we cannot overstate the dire consequences that farmers and ranchers are facing in relation to lost export markets. Our emphasis continues to be on trade and restoring markets, and we will continue to push for a swift and sure end to the trade war and the tariffs impacting American agriculture.”

Contact:
Will Rodger
Director, Policy Communications
(202) 406-3642
willr@fb.org
 
Mace Thornton
Executive Director, Communications
(202) 406-3641
macet@fb.org
 

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