Chairman Roberts: ‘Farmers want trade over aid’

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, appeared on PBS NewsHour to talk about agriculture trade and his meeting with President Trump.

From his post as both Chairman of the Agriculture Committee and as a senior member of the Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction on trade, Roberts has long been outspoken on the benefits of increased access to foreign markets for American farmers and ranchers — including dozens of conversations with President Trump, U.S. Trade Representative Bob Lighthizer, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and other high-ranking officials in the Administration.

In February, Roberts and 24 other senators sent a letter to President Trump calling for the Administration to reconsider entering an improved Trans-Pacific Partnership.