Roberts: Time is Now for Deal with China
USAgNet - 05/14/2019
U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Monday released the following statement on China's announcement it will raise tariffs on an additional $60 billion in U.S. goods:
"Times are tough in farm country," Roberts said. "American farmers are paying the price for trade uncertainty with China at the same time they are making planting decisions and working in the fields. These negotiations must find a successful conclusion soon so
our producers can realize open and reliable markets in China and around the world.
"It's time for the U.S. and China to remain at the table and reach the best possible deal. It is essential to focus on what can be done now. A strong U.S.-China trade relationship benefits both countries."
Senator Roberts is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry and is also a senior member of the Senate Committee on Finance which has jurisdiction on trade.