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Congressman fights amendments to anti-mink agriculture with the COMPETES Act

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Congressman fights amendments to anti-mink agriculture with the COMPETES Act

Eleven members of Congress are trying to remove some anti-agricultural terms from the law that is supposed to create a more competitive trade balance with China.

Wisconsin Parliamentarian Tom Tiffany Amendment of mink competition law (House Resolution 4521) amends the Lacey Act to ban the purchase, sale, or transportation of farmed mink.

In a letter to members of the House of Representatives Natural Resources Commission, 11 lawmakers said that American Mink is highly regarded in the global market and that making this change would be detrimental to agriculture and American family farms. I’m saying that. They also say that banning mink operations is incompatible with competition law, as many US mink furs are exported to China.

Tiffany says mink agriculture will be illegal nationwide if the mink amendment is not defeated. According to the US Far Commission, Wisconsin is the top US mink producer, with Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Minnesota closing the top five.

Mink populations were significantly affected in 2020 as they are highly susceptible to the COVID 19 virus.

The members of the House of Representatives who sign the letter are:

Tom Tiffany, Bryan Steil, Glenn Grothman, Scott Fitzgerald, Wisconsin,

Russ Fulcher and Mike Simpson in Idaho

Utah Kristen Stewart, Blake Moore, Burgess Owens

Mike Kelley and Fred Keller, Pennsylvania



Congressman fights amendments to anti-mink agriculture with the COMPETES Act

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