NSP Chairman Represents Sorghum Farmers at White House MFP Announcement
WASHINGTON, DC — National Sorghum Producers Chairman Dan Atkisson stood today alongside President Trump, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Mike Conaway and other farm and ranch representatives at an announcement ceremony concerning the Administration’s $16 billion aid package to help farmers and ranchers impacted by unjustified retaliatory trade tariffs. Atkisson, a sorghum farmer from Stockton, Kansas, made the following statement in response:
“We are grateful to President Trump, Secretary Perdue, Ranking Member Conaway and other key policymakers for recognizing the harmful impacts that retaliatory trade tariffs are having on our farmers and ranchers. President Trump’s commitment to level the playing field for farmers is not an easy endeavor, but we support him in this effort to ensure the global market is made truly free and fair for the United States and remain grateful for his steadfast commitment to America’s producers.
“This trade mitigation program will help sorghum farmers weather the sixth straight year of depressed prices and a deep and ongoing farm recession. As an organization, we will continue to advocate for a speedy and successful conclusion to US-China trade negotiations and congressional approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement.
National Sorghum Producers looks forward to continuing its work with the Administration as details of the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) are finalized to ensure this package works for our nation’s sorghum farmers and all U.S. farmers and ranchers.
NSP represents U.S. sorghum producers and serves as the voice of the sorghum industry coast to coast through legislative representation, regulatory representation and education. To learn more about NSP, visit www.sorghumgrowers.com.