Greg Walden: ‘This trade deal is welcome news for Oregon’s farmers and ranchers.’

September 25, 2019
Press Release
Releases statement on Japan signing partial trade deal with U.S.

Today, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released a statement following the United States and Japan’s announcement that they have a reached a partial trade deal. The deal is set to reduce Japanese tariffs on agriculture and industrial products. It is expected to have a significant benefit for Oregon wheat, wine, potatoes, and beef.

“This trade deal is welcome news for Oregon’s farmers and ranchers,” said Walden. “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.”