Spanberger Welcomes Lifting of Chinese Ban on U.S. Poultry Imports

Nov 14, 2019
Agriculture
Press

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger—a Member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee—today released the following statement after the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that China will lift its ban on the import of U.S. poultry products.

“Each year, Central Virginia’s poultry producers send millions of dollars-worth of poultry products to U.S. consumers and markets around the world. Poultry is our district’s largest livestock product, and it’s a key economic driver in our rural counties. But for too long, access to the Chinese poultry market has been stifled for Central Virginia farmers,” said Spanberger. “Today’s announcement is welcome news for our district’s farms and rural communities. Our district is home to the second-highest production of poultry in the Commonwealth, and this news bodes well for the long-term financial security of Central Virginia poultry farmers. As talks between the United States and China continue, I also hope the administration can work to expand additional markets, push forward on strengthened trade agreements, and end reckless tariffs that have created tremendous instability within the farm economy.”

According to the USDA’s 2017 Census of Agriculture, Virginia’s Seventh District sold more than $124,000,000 of poultry products in 2017.

###

Recent Posts


Feb 23, 2024
Local Issues

Spanberger, Garbarino Lead Bipartisan Bill to Track & Report Tick Bite-Associated Condition, Alpha-Gal Syndrome

The Congresswoman’s “Recognize AGS Act” Would Direct HHS to Make Alpha-Gal Syndrome a Nationally Notifiable Disease WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and Andrew R. Garbarino (R-NY-02) introduced bipartisan legislation to allow for greater monitoring and reporting of alpha-gal syndrome (AGS) cases by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Alpha-gal syndrome […]



Feb 22, 2024
Press

Spanberger Urges Health Insurers to Fully Cover Birth Control, As Required by the Affordable Care Act

This Effort Comes After Years of Systemic Noncompliance by Insurance Plans & Women Paying Out of Pocket or Facing Administrative Red Tape to Access Birth Control WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today joined more than 150 U.S. House and U.S. Senate colleagues in urging health insurers to improve access to birth control by […]



Feb 21, 2024
Press

Spanberger Announces Sixth Annual Congressional Art Competition, Invites Virginia High School Students to Submit Artwork

The Winner’s Artwork Will Be Displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for One Year Alongside Winners from All 50 States WOODBRIDGE, Va. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today invited high school students from Virginia’s Seventh District to submit original artwork for the annual Congressional Art Competition. Every year, Members of the U.S. House of Representatives […]