Lincoln Leads Effort to Expand Trade Opportunities

Washington – U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry today was joined by 17 other Senators in a letter to the President, supporting his pledge to double American exports and pass pending trade agreements. The President announced this goal during Wednesday night’s State of the Union address.

“As Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, creating jobs and putting our economy back on the right track is my top priority. Opening more markets for agricultural producers will help Arkansas farmers and rural communities who have felt the devastating effects of the current economic climate. I was pleased to hear the President say he is committed to increasing American exports in his State of the Union address and look forward to working with him and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to meet this goal,” Lincoln said.