Press Mention: A different kind of farm organization

Excerpt: “The laissez-faire, free-trade approach just burned up our countryside,”  BELLEVUE, Wash. — Farmers at the 117th anniversary convention of the National Farmers Union this week had the same worry as the ones who attended the organization’s first gathering more than a century ago — low incomes. [Don Jenkins | March 7, 2019 | CapitalPress.com]The 460…

Opening Statement of USTR Robert Lighthizer to the House Ways and Means Committee

Editor’s note: Interesting that Trade Ambassador Lighthizer quotes Nancy Pelosi’s opposition to China joining the WTO in this statement.  AMBASSADOR LIGHTHIZER: Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Brady, distinguished members of the Committee: it is a pleasure to be here today and to discuss this very important issue. [February 27, 2019 | United States Trade Representative] I think…

Trump, Trade, and Tariffs

Brian Duncan, Vice President of the Illinois Farm Bureau, Zach Mottl, Chief Alignment Officer of Atlas Tool Works, and Peter Roskam, former U.S. Congressman and current IOP Pritzker Fellow, had a panel discussion on the short – and long-term dynamics of the Trump administration’s trade policies, particularly as they affect Illinois. They discussed the current…

How Team Trump is keeping promises on trade

Editor’s note: Peter Navarro has driven a large part of the administration’s aggressive trade strategy.  Last Friday, President Trump unveiled his grand strategy for American prosperity: the 2019 Trade Policy Agenda. This forward-looking report from the US Trade Representative maps out America’s deliverance from the bad deals, weak guardrails and sluggish growth that have handicapped…