Sen. Ossoff continues working to level the playing field for Georgia farmers and help them export more products
Earlier this year, following Sen. Ossoff’s months-long behind-the-scenes push, the Republic of India announced a major 70% cut to tariffs on U.S. pecan exports
Washington D.C. — U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is fighting to help Georgia farmers compete with imports from Mexico.
Sens. Ossoff and Marco Rubio (R-FL) led a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers urging U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to follow through on a promise by the Biden Administration to help Southeastern seasonal producers affected by unfair trade practices.
The lawmakers asked Ambassador Tai to provide an update on the status of the private sector trade advisory panel for Southeastern producers, which Ambassador Tai announced last year to promote the competitiveness of seasonal and perishable produce producers in the southeastern United States but has yet to convene.
“Establishing the panel, and implementing its recommendations, will be critical to providing economic relief to fruit and vegetable growers and rural economies throughout the Southeastern United States. With the 2023-2024 growing season fast approaching, the panel must be convened as soon as possible,” Sens. Ossoff and Rubio and the members of Congress wrote.
Sens. Ossoff and Rubio were joined by Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) and Representatives Bilirakis (R-FL), Posey (R-FL), Donalds (R-FL), Salazar (R-FL), Rutherford (R-FL), Bishop (D-GA), Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Scott (R-GA), Ferguson (R-GA), Waltz (R-FL), Franklin (R-FL), Gimenez (R-FL), Buchanan (R-FL), Cammack (R-FL), Mast (R-FL), Soto (D-FL), Carter (R-GA), Dunn (R-FL), and Steube (R-FL).
Sen. Ossoff continues to lead the charge to support Georgia’s farmers and strengthen the state’s agricultural industries.
Earlier this year, Sen. Ossoff heard directly from farmers and growers in Georgia about the needs of their industries and how he can best fight for them in the Senate.
In January, following Sen. Ossoff’s months-long behind-the-scenes push, the Republic of India announced a major 70% cut to tariffs on U.S. pecan exports, a big win for Georgia farmers.
Sen. Ossoff has also been working to open more international markets for Georgia’s farmers and growers to export more products.
He and Senator Reverend Warnock also recently urged President Biden and the Department of Agriculture to boost funding to protect Georgia’s poultry industry from avian flu outbreaks.
Click here to read Sens. Ossoff and Rubio’s bipartisan inquiry.