Farm state senators came out of a meeting with President Trump Thursday very optimistic about the future for agricultural trade.
Republican Senators Pat Roberts of Kansas, John Hoeven of North Dakota, Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse of Nebraska held a press conference after the meeting and all agreed it was very productive, but the potential for re-entering the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations was what really got them excited. “He has assigned Larry Kudlow (economic advisor) and Bob Lighthizer (USTR) the task to see if we couldn’t take another look at TPP, and that certainly would be good news all throughout farm country,” said Roberts.
Withdrawing from the TPP negotiations was one of the first actions Trump made after taking office.
Listen to the press conference here: Senators discuss ag trade issues meeting