First adopted in the 2002 Farm Bill, COOL has since been challenged in the World Trade Organization (WTO) by Canada and Mexico, main livestock exporters to the U.S., four times.
House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement after negotiators in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) reached an agreement in Atlanta, GA, earlier this morning.
Chairman Conaway and 16 committee members send letter to USTR Ambassador Froman expressing concerns over TPP
Today, Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX), along with 16 other members of the committee who supported Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), sent a letter to Ambassador Froman, U.S. Trade Representative, addressing concerns about ongoing negotiations in Atlanta on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Today, the House Agriculture Committee continued its review of U.S. international food aid programs by hearing from a variety of interested stakeholders—private voluntary organizations, commodity organizations, and agricultural processors—regarding their perspectives on how the programs are functioning. These witnesses represent those who produce and process the food used for these programs, as well as the on-the-ground implementers who distribute food aid through emergency feeding and development projects across the globe.