On Capitol Hill Thursday, the impact of tariffs on agriculture and rural communities was addressed by the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee.
Six witnesses, including farmers from South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana shared stories about how trade policy is affecting their bottom line.
South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem says China is targeting U.S. agriculture. She supports more aggressive trade negotiations.
“We’re the best ones in the world at growing our food. Not only American food, but food to feed the world, so if the President’s successful in getting more fair trade agreements, it’s a win-win for our farmers and ranchers and the people who live in our country each and every day,” Kristi Noem said.
Representative Noem also hopes the White House continues to be passionate about defending farmers and making sure the U.S. gets better market prices.