Heitkamp Participates in Forum on Farm Bill and Trade War Hosted by Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce


U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp Friday, August 24, participated in a discussion hosted by the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce about the Farm Bill, trade, and other pressing issues facing the farm economy.

The discussion was moderated by Nancy Johnson, Chair of the Chamber’s Agribusiness Committee and Executive Director of the North Dakota Soybean Growers Association. As Heitkamp works to write the Farm Bill and push for smarter trade policies that open markets for North Dakota producers, Heitkamp has gained input from farmers and ranchers across the state, and continues to hear deep concerns about the impact of the trade war on this fall’s harvest.

“Today’s discussion was an important chance to hear how issues like trade and the Farm Bill are affecting agribusiness and our rural economy,” Heitkamp said. “As I’ve worked on the Farm Bill and pushed back against this damaging trade war, I’ve listened to as many North Dakotans as possible to gain input and ideas. With harvest getting underway and uncertainty and pain caused by the trade war mounting, it’s more important than ever to pass a strong Farm Bill and to do it on time, and I’ll keep taking action to push back on the administration’s damaging trade war.”