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Sen. Marshall alarmed by increasing ag trade deficit

A U.S. Senator from Kansas says agricultural trade is moving in the wrong direction for American farmers and ranchers.

“Unfortunately, this White House has not made negotiating trade agreements a priority,” Republican Roger Marshall said.

He tells Brownfield he’s concerned about the widening ag trade deficit. The U.S. ag trade deficit increased to $32 billion in the USDA’s most recent quarterly update.

“For the first time, at least in my lifetime, that I can remember, America is importing more food than we are exporting,” Marshall said.

He says an increase in funding for trade programs needs to be prioritized in the next farm bill.

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