U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement celebrating India’s decision to lower tariffs on pulse products. Daines has advocated tirelessly for years with the Biden and Trump administrations as well as directly with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration on a trip to India in 2021.
“This great news for Montana farmers. Montana’s pulse crop producers feed the world. In fact, our farmers are the top producers of pulse crops in the country and India is the top consumer of pulse crops in the world. I advocated for this action with the Trump and Biden administrations and with Prime Minister Modi’s administration on a trip to India in 2021. I am so glad to have played a role in helping further solidify such a strong market for Montana pulse crops and believe it will benefit our Montana farmers for years to come.”
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In 2021, Daines traveled to India to encourage leaders to lower tariffs on pulse crops.
In 2020, Daines wrote a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to fight for favorable pulse crop provisions during ongoing trade negotiations with India. See the letter HERE.