First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran led a group of members of Congress to support cattle producers, beef producers and rural communities by recommending the new Administration adopt new strategies to recover lost beef export markets.
Moran has recommended that U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack change negotiation strategies to allow a more flexible approach to achieving access for U.S. beef in foreign markets.
Moran said, “Given our nation’s current economic condition, now is the time that we need every possible market available for Kansas cattlemen. U.S. farmers and ranchers have experienced significant economic harm from unjustified trade restrictions and we need to identify new methods to open overseas markets.”
Moran is a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee.