Roberts Honored with International Trade Award

Dan Industry News Release, Trade



For his work to fight for open markets for American agriculture, Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas was presented the Congressional Leadership Award by the Washington International Trade Association. Presented to the Republican this week, the award recognizes individuals who have made exceptional contributions in the field of international trade.

In accepting the award, Roberts, who chairs the Senate Agriculture Committee, noted that last year the total value of U.S. agricultural exports was over $138 billion. He says, “free trade is not only good for U.S. agriculture, it is absolutely essential.” Of the current trade climate, Roberts says trade “should not be used as a weapon,” calling trade a “tool for peace,” national security and economic growth.

The International Trade Association says Robert’s has long been outspoken on the benefits of increased access to foreign markets for U.S. agriculture, and addressing those concerns with the current administration.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.