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Gianforte Urges Top Trade Official to Advance Montana Wheat in Japan Deal

September 10, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Greg Gianforte today urged U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to advance provisions in a trade deal with Japan that boosts Montana wheat.

“I urge you to prioritize securing equitable market access for wheat with Japan,” Gianforte wrote in a letter to Ambassador Lighhizer. “This is a matter of urgency for Montana’s farmers and an opportunity to maintain America’s agriculture domination.”

Gianforte highlighted how Japan is the top destination for Montana-grown wheat. He also emphasized how a formal agreement will provide farmers with greater certainty and security against competition from Canada and Australia.

Gianforte detailed how ag provisions negotiated in the Trans-Pacific Partnership benefited Montana’s farmers, and asked Lighthizer to include those provisions in any bilateral trade agreement with Japan.

Gianforte’s full letter to the U.S. Trade Representative may be found HERE.