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Take a step back and listen.
That’s important advice to anyone working in Washington, but especially to those of us fortunate enough to represent our friends and neighbors in the halls of Congress.
And nowhere does that ring clearer than within the agricultural community. With less than 2 percent of Americans directly involved in production agriculture, the few caretakers of our land and natural resources are a critical source of knowledge about what is and isn’t working in U.S. agricultural policy.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement on the USDA’s recent decision to halt fresh Brazilian beef imports into the U.S.
Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressmen Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) and Darren Soto (D-FL) introduced the United States-Israel Agriculture Strategic Partnership Act, (H.R. 2659). This bipartisan bill authorizes the U.S.-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development (BARD) program, founded 40 years ago.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), member of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after the confirmation of Governor Sonny Perdue as the 31st Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
With the Trump administration pulling the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership when it took office in January, a Florida Republican is looking for closer trade relations with one of the Asian nations that had been part of it.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) and Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) introduced H. Res. 236 today, a resolution urging the Trump administration to start the process of establishing a trade agreement with Japan.
Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging members of the House of Representatives to cosponsor legislation by U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho that would end U.S. sugar subsidies and subsidies used by competitors globally:
If there is one over-arching conclusion that can be drawn from the first two weeks of the Donald Trump administration, it’s that President Trump aims to keep the promises he made to his voters during the 2016 campaign. The degree to which Trump is striving to keep those promises is nearly-unheard of (Americans had come to expect that once a politician becomes elected to office, that politician abandons many of the campaign promises that were made, or severely compromises him).
President-elect Donald Trump has promised to take a fresh view of our trade relations around the world to make certain they are in the interests of American workers. One place his nominee for the U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer can start would be to embrace Representative Ted Yoho’s plan for ending sugar subsidies known as “Zero for Zero.”
The Yoho Zero for Zero plan would legislatively end domestic sugar subsidies after other major international sugar dumpers like Brazil, India and Thailand agree to stop subsidizing their sugar industries in a reciprocal manner.
Opening new markets abroad has been a mainstay of U.S. trade policy since WWII. It’s a noble endeavor, but it cannot succeed in isolation in today’s cut-throat international marketplace.
Once America creates a new opportunity with a new trade deal, it must strictly enforce established trade rules to ensure countries don’t erect new roadblocks or game the system to America’s detriment.