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Senator Fischer talks trade, tariffs with USDA undersecretary

Posted at 1:59 PM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 20:56:11-04

On Wednesday, USDA Trade Under Secretary Ted McKinney will meet with Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer at Greater Omaha Packing. They will lead a roundtable discussion with Nebraskans focused on trade and agriculture issues.

"I'm very worried obviously agriculture is the economic engine for the state of Nebraska," said Fischer. 

But Fischer is hopeful everything will be okay because she says President Trump told her last year in a meeting he would have ag's back, "I hold him at his word, I hope he will be able to represent us well with the Chinese."

McKinney's message to ag producers is to be patient, "Let's let it settle out here a little bit here, we're not even 18 hours in and so let's see where this goes."

Senator Fischer is a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee.