Walden Applauds Trade Deal With Japan

Following Wednesday’s announced that the U.S. and Japan had signed a trade deal, Representative Greg Walden said the announced was welcomed news for Oregon Farmers and Ranchers.


“This trade deal is welcome news for Oregon’s farmers and ranchers,” Walden said. “During my townhalls in Sherman and Gilliam counties last month, trade and access to markets for our farmers and ranchers was a recurring topic.


Japan is a top market for Oregon wheat, and represents great opportunities to grow markets for beef, blueberries, potatoes, and wine among other Oregon products.  I commend President Trump and his team for their efforts to reach this important agreement with Japan.


This deal will help level the playing field for American agriculture and provide both certainty and a needed boost for our farmers, ranchers, and their local communities.”  The deal announced Wednesday is set to reduce Japanese tariffs on agriculture and industrial products.



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