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September 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied 54 Small Refinery Exemption (SRE) petitions for past compliance years. Earlier this year, the 10th Circuit Court ruled SREs must be issued continuously under the Renewable Fuel Standard.

September 8, 2020 Column

There is no doubt Nebraska is an agricultural powerhouse. In 2019, despite our small size in population, Nebraska was the sixth largest agriculture exporter in the nation. Our state’s agriculture has a real impact on our nation and beyond. It should come as no surprise the Chief Agriculture Negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Gregg Doud, had an interest in seeing the remarkable process of agriculture up close.

September 3, 2020 Press Release

Scottsbluff, Nebraska – Governor Pete Ricketts, Ambassador Gregg Doud, Chief Agriculture Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) participated in a tour of agriculture locations in Western Nebraska today, highlighting the importance of agriculture and trade to Nebraska.

The locations visited and events attended were: a roundtable discussion with the Nebraska Dry Bean Commission, a facility tour of New Alliance Bean Co., Western Sugar, and a Dry Bean Harvest Demo.

August 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) and Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) led nearly 20 of their colleagues in writing to United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, requesting he work to terminate Brazil’s use of a trade rate quota (TRQ) on U.S ethanol. Currently, Brazil has a 20% tariff on out-of-quota imports of U.S. ethanol while Brazil enjoys nearly tariff-free access to the U.S. market. In the letter, Smith requested Brazil implement its previous zero-duty exemption for U.S. ethanol.

August 20, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host the final session of his 2020 Agriculture Summit tomorrow, August 21, with featured guest Ambassador Gregg Doud, Chief Agriculture Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Those interested in attending must pre-register for the session at the link provided below.

The Virtual Agriculture Summit provides Third District constituents an opportunity to hear from Smith and his special guests on the future of agriculture policy.

August 19, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) has announced the names of the Third District high school students who will serve on his Youth Advisory Council for the 2020-2021 academic school year.

August 14, 2020 Column

This year has been uniquely challenging for rural America and for farmers and ranchers. In the face of new stress and uncertainty, agriculture has continued to feed the world. The men and women in our agriculture sector put in countless hours to provide for the rest of us. It is of the utmost importance these producers have the tools and resources to continue their efforts, especially in these challenging times. In order to hear from producers and exchange ideas, I am happy to host the 2020 Agriculture Summit.

August 6, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host a Virtual Agriculture Summit, with online sessions each morning from Tuesday, August 18, through Friday, August 21. Those interested in attending must pre-register for each session individually at the links provided below.

May 22, 2020 Column

Every day we use the food, feed, fuel, and fiber produced by American agriculture. In times of strain such as the COVID-19 pandemic, these men and women need allies more than ever. Fortunately, President Trump has made it a point to highlight the work rural communities do to feed America and the rest of the world.

May 8, 2020 Column

In rural states like Nebraska, agriculture is a way of life. The men and women who dedicate their lives to feeding the world provide a service like no other. For so long, American agriculture has enjoyed unprecedented success, producing food more effectively and efficiently than any other place at any other time in history. In fact, access to quality food has become so commonplace it is often taken for granted. However, in times like these we are reminded of how crucial food production is to the well-being of our country.