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In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) are urging for affordable and accessible inputs for America’s farmers and agriculture workers.

The letter, led by Senator Roger Marshall (R-Kansas), comes in response to the tenacious trade relationship with fertilizer-producing nations like China, Russia, and Belarus, that have become increasingly difficult to arbitrate. The senators are imploring the Ambassador to prioritize our producers’ fertilizer needs immediately.

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The senators say: “We write today to urge you to develop and begin executing a strategic plan for the long-term stability of fertilizer trade for our farmers and ranchers. Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine is sparking concerns over famine in Africa and the Middle East. Societies dependent on agriculture are keenly aware of the threat of food insecurity. Big agrarian nations like Brazil are already acting to re-draw global trade routes, especially regarding fertilizer, to ensure the productivity of their nation and address the needs of a starving world. We must do the same.”

Author: Press Release

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Blaming inept trade policies on muh Russia and Chyna again. As Trump said before, domestic manufacturing and production is National Security. But noooo, the swamp knows better and couldn’t wait to see Trump gone, even if Biden took over.

    How’s that disenfranchisement of the voters going for ya.

    How about anti-trust investigations into Warren Buffet and others who are forcing producers to reduce shipments of fertilizer, diesel etc which directly increases costs?

    Or investigating government agencies running amuck, thus reducing and/or restricting production?

    So much vapidness, SMH

  2. These two both supported and promoted the continuation of the conflict in Ukraine. Not one American politician suggested diplomacy. This has cause an untold amount of suffering and for what? To enrich US defense contractors. Already many of the weapons the US sent to Ukraine are being sold on the black market. Many will be bought by terrorists who will cause havoc in Europe and possibly the US. Much of the money will come back to US politicians in the form of campaign contributions from these defense contractors. Ernst, Grassley, and the rest of the warmongers sent US money and weapons to Nazis in Ukraine while our own country is being invaded daily. It’s beyond disgusting.

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