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Senator Sherrod Brown talks trade

Brown says that a long-term strategy is still needed to reset our trade imbalance with China. Brown says that a long-term strategy is still needed to reset our trade imbalance with China.
Brown and other senators have been working on the new version and how it will impact America's farmers. Brown and other senators have been working on the new version and how it will impact America's farmers.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is welcoming news that President Trump's administration is taking steps to crack down on China's violation of intellectual property laws.

However, Brown says that a long-term strategy is still needed to reset our trade imbalance with China, and he's urging the administration to take additional steps to ensure American jobs are supported by implementing his bipartisan bill. The bill would screen foreign investments in the United States.

"We also need to have a program to make sure that soybean farmers and others are protected, we know what the Chinese may try to do with soybeans, maybe they will with corn, and we know how many Ohio farmers make their living from soybeans and corn and can't afford what is already low priced from the bottom drop out further," commented Senator Brown.

Trade is also an important part of the next farm bill. Brown and other senators have been working on the new version and how it will impact America's farmers.

"I just spoke with Chairman Roberts, the Republican Chairman of the Committee from Kansas. He told me this is the seventh farm bill he's worked on which happens every five years, so he's been around a while doing this and he assured me that we're on schedule and we write a farm bill that works for agriculture, works for feeding programs, works for conservation, we know how important conservation is and works for world development and communities," added Brown.

Brown has also convened roundtable discussions with Ohio stakeholders to discuss NAFTA, and ways to improve trade deals for Ohio.

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