Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


Free Trade Deals Are Worth Billions of Dollars Worth of Trade- and Thousands of Jobs- So Says Bob Stallman of AFBF

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:16:05 CST

Free Trade Deals Are Worth Billions of Dollars Worth of Trade- and Thousands of Jobs- So Says Bob Stallman of AFBF The President of the American Farm Bureau, Bob Stallman is testifying today before the House Ways and Means Committee on the importance of the three Free Trade Agreements that were negotiated by the Bush Administration and have been ignored by the Obama Administration since taking office. President Obama's Trade Ambassador Ron Kirk has slightly reworked the Korean Free Trade Agreement- and the White House now says that Agreement will be sent to Congress before summer. There has been no promises made on moving the Panama and/or the Columbia agreements.


Stallman has told the lawmakers that "the American Farm Bureau Federation supports passage of the Korea, Colombia and Panama trade agreements with the United States. Combined, these agreements represent almost $3 billion in additional trade for U.S. agricultural producers, but that is only if they are implemented. The U.S. is facing a proliferation of FTAs increasing the export potential of our competitors, while putting U.S. agriculture at a disadvantage. Due to the administration and Congress' inaction on these agreements, the debate is no longer simply about generating potential export gains but about how to prevent the loss of existing export markets."


Click here to see the full testimony of Bob Stallman before the House Ways and Means Committee.




   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Wheat Production Estimates for Oklahoma Fall Six Percent from August to September   Fri, 30 Sep 2022 12:16:36 CDT
  • Younger Cows are Starting to Come to Town, Says Bob Rodenberger  Fri, 30 Sep 2022 10:46:55 CDT
  • BASF's First Bale of Cotton Helps Raise Money for Scholarship  Fri, 30 Sep 2022 10:12:04 CDT
  • Korean Grain Importers to View U.S. Corn Crop Firsthand Across Four States Ahead of Export Exchange 2022  Fri, 30 Sep 2022 09:40:41 CDT
  • Oklahoma Congressional Delegation Honored with Friend of Farm Bureau Awards   Fri, 30 Sep 2022 09:37:41 CDT
  • Fire Weather inputs will become Stronger with elevated Fire Weather moving into the mix through the Weekend  Fri, 30 Sep 2022 09:25:12 CDT
  • Federal Disaster Programs Available to Aid Producers in Forage Loss and Transportation   Fri, 30 Sep 2022 08:53:13 CDT
  • Dr. Kim Anderson Talks Factors Impacting Commodity Markets This Week  Fri, 30 Sep 2022 08:46:47 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.
       

       

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2022 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.