THEY SAID IT!
U.S. Representative LaHood Expresses Concern Over The Uncertain Future Facing Farmers
U.S. Representative Darin LaHood: “The Uncertainty That We Have Right Now Is What I Hear Every Day From My Farmers.” “I represent a heavy ag district in central Illinois. Ours is the eighth largest in terms of corn and soybean production in the country. Also blessed to have Caterpillar have their operational headquarters there. And whether it’s Caterpillar or John Deere or our farmers, obviously they’re affected by the administration’s current trade policy. And I’ve described the administration’s trade policy as in some ways unorthodox, unconventional … and I guess Mr. Heisdorffer, when I look at our ag community and I look at what’s going on with NAFTA and our current negotiations, which obviously we’re having our eighth round this week, and the concerns there and looking at the potential tariffs on steel and aluminum, and the retaliation there, what we hear from the administration is that give them some time in terms of negotiating … I guess I would ask you what gives you comfort or reassurance with the direction we’re heading as you talk to farmers in your area and other soybean producers?” (Committee On Ways & Means, U.S. House Of Representatives, Hearing, 4/12/18)