October 13, 2011
Washington, D.C. — Congressmen Jeff Fortenberry, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight and Credit, today voted to pass new trade agreements with South Korea, Panama, and Columbia.
"Agricultural trade is critical for the Heartland economy," Fortenberry said. "In Nebraska, one of the top farm export states in the nation, these agreements are very important to our grain and livestock producers. Enforced fairly and evenly, the agreements will help our farmers gain new markets for American goods, creating opportunities for new income generation and jobs in our communities."
Fortenberry is also a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.