Gianforte talks about agricultural issues in Great Falls
By Josh Meny - MTN News
Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for Montana's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, stopped in Great Falls on Tuesday to talk with agricultural leaders.
GREAT FALLS -
The Republican candidate for Montana's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, stopped in Great Falls on Tuesday to talk with agricultural leaders.
Greg Gianforte will face Democrat Rob Quist and Libertarian Mark Wicks in the May 25 election to replace now-U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.
The agriculture leaders told Gianforte that the failed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was a good trade agreement for Montana agriculture because it opened up numerous Asian markets.
Gianforte asked what aspects of the TPP should be revised. The ag leaders said uniform tariffs for all countries, would keep U.S. producers from paying higher tariffs than the smaller countries in the agreement. They also said standardizing the quality of goods would level the playing field.
Gianforte says he agrees with President Trump that the TPP was a bad deal for the U.S.
“We need individual agreements with each one of our trading partners; we need one with Canada, Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea so that when the other side violates the terms of the agreement, we have a mechanism to hold them accountable. That’s why I think bi-lateral agreements are better than multi-lateral agreements like the TPP," Gianforte said.