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Posted March 20. 2018 12:34PM

Shaheen asks USTR to support stripping USDA of catfishishing oversight

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The Arizona Republican and senator Jeanne Shaheen, a New Hampshire Democrat, asked Robert Lighthizer, the US trade representative, in a letter sent Monday, to support repeal of the USDA catfish inspection program. They note Vietnamís recent legal challenge at the World Trade Organization and how it could negatively impact US agriculture exports to the Southeast Asian nation, including cotton, wheat, pork, soybeans, beef, poultry, eggs and fruit.