Monthly Archives: May 2018


Farmers for Free Trade Statement on Imposition of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Canada, Mexico, and the E.U.

May 31, 2018 by FFT | Category: News |

​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         CONTACT: matt@farmersforfreetrade.com “These tariffs will harm U.S. farmers and take many American farm operations to the breaking point.” “American farmers overwhelmingly supported President Trump in 2016 but will not be silent in the face of trade wars that harm U.S. agriculture.” (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Brian Kuehl, Executive Director of Farmers for Free Trade made the following statement after Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced that the U.S. will place steel and aluminum tariffs on Mexico, Canada, and the E.U. All of the targeted countries are expected to place retaliatory tariffs on American ag products. “This announcement opens […]

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Four Steps to Turn U.S.-China Framework into Actual Certainty and Stability for American Farmers

May 21, 2018 by FFT | Category: News |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/21/18               CONTACT: matt@farmersforfreetrade.com  Farmers for Free Trade applauds progress but cautions that much work remains (Washington D.C.) – Today, Brian Kuehl, Executive Director of Farmers for Free Trade, released the following statement on the framework the U.S. and China announced over the weekend as part of negotiations on avoiding additional tariffs. Farmers for Free Trade, is a bipartisan coalition that has been organizing farmers nationally in support of free trade and that has spearheaded advocacy efforts to protect ag trade and open new markets. “The framework that the U.S. and China agreed to is an important first step in […]

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Fourth Generation Montana Farmer Michelle Erickson-Jones to Testify for Farmers for Free Trade at USTR 301 Hearing

May 15, 2018 by FFT | Category: News |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/14/18                                                CONTACT: matt@farmersforfreetrade.com Erickson-Jones in testimony to USTR: “The U.S. farm community is already feeling the effects of threatened tariff action including depressed commodity prices, shipments held up at port, increased inspections and cancelled orders. Make no mistake about it, these market interruptions can devastate ag prices and drive U.S. farmers out of business.” (Washington D.C.) – Tomorrow, Michelle Erickson-Jones, a member of Farmers for Free Trade, will testify at the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) hearing on potential tariffs related to Section 301 trade actions against China. In her testimony, Erickson-Jones who raises grains, oilseeds, alfalfa, and cow-calves in Broadview, Montana, […]

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Fourth Generation Montana Farmer Michelle Erickson-Jones to Testify for Farmers for Free Trade at USTR 301 Hearing

May 14, 2018 by FFT | Category: News |

Erickson-Jones in testimony to USTR: “The U.S. farm community is already feeling the effects of threatened tariff action including depressed commodity prices, shipments held up at port, increased inspections and cancelled orders.” (Washington D.C.) – Tomorrow, Michelle Erickson-Jones, a member of Farmers for Free Trade, will testify at the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) hearing on potential tariffs related to Section 301 trade actions against China. In her testimony, Erickson-Jones who raises grains, oilseeds, alfalfa, and cow-calves in Broadview, Montana, will point out that the threatened 301 tariffs are already American hurting farmers and ranchers through decreased prices and new non-tariff […]

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