Sen. Roberts reiterates importance of trade to President Trump

The chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee and several other senators met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Jan. 4 to discuss 2018 priorities.

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-KS, used the opportunity to discuss trade and the importance of the North American Free Trade Agreement that have served farmers and ranchers for over 20 years.

 “We had a good meeting today,” Sen. Roberts stated in a news release after the meeting. “The president really listened to our concerns. I delivered the message that farmers and ranchers need to grow export markets and maintain our status as a reliable supplier, more especially with Canada and Mexico in NAFTA renegotiations.”

“The president understands the difficulty farm country is going through. I told him we need a good farm bill and the best trade agreements possible for all sectors of our economy,” Roberts said in conclusion.