Congressman Ralph Abraham wrote to the United States Department of Agriculture urging that the USDA take all steps possible to protect farmers during the current trade negotiations between the United States and China.

The United States has taken a number of actions aimed at reducing the trade deficit between the U.S. and China while also holding China accountable for its unfair market influence and disregard for American intellectual property. The Chinese responded with tariffs that could have negative consequences on American agriculture.

A Bastrop farmer was sentenced to 108 months in prison for creating shell farms so he could receive more than $5.4 million in subsidy payments to which he was not entitled.


NELA Drought Disaster Assistance Helps Farmers

Dec 2, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin, Madison, Richland and Tensas parishes in Louisiana as a primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought.