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Rounds: “Time is of the Essence” to Finalize Trade Deals

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) yesterday joined Bloomberg TV to discuss the need for the administration to finalize trade deals as soon as possible.


“The president doesn’t think we’re getting good, fair trade deals and there are a lot of people in the United States who feel the same way,” said Rounds during the interview. “We’ll allow the administration time in which to put together their plan and their negotiations. But time is going to start running short - particularly in ag areas where we’re looking at this year’s production maturing. We’re looking at corn crops coming in, soybeans coming in. If we don’t have stability in this market in the near future, it’s going to start impacting our economy…We have to come to an agreement on how we move forward. Time is of the essence for many of us. We want to see our economy continue to grow.”