Tuesday, May 6, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement regarding China's recent action to end its ban on the importation of Virginia poultry and poultry products:
"I am pleased by the news that China will once again accept Virginia poultry exports, as my Virginia colleagues and I have long worked to resolve this impasse. Agriculture represents the largest sector of the Commonwealth's economy in large part due to international demand for the high quality products our growers and producers can export. It is vitally important that we foster good trade relationships so our farmers have access to foreign markets, generating more economic activity and jobs in the Fifth District. I look forward to continuing our work to advance our agriculture industry and help Virginia's family farmers succeed within the global market."