U.S. Representative Tracey Mann (KS-01) released the following statement in response to the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)'s ruling in its investigation concerning urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) solution fertilizer from Trinidad and Tobago.
"Today, the U.S. International Trade Commission rejected imposing final duties on urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) in its determination that anti-dumping activity surrounding UAN fertilizers in Trinidad and Tobago did not harm the U.S. fertilizer industry. This is a step in the right direction for American farmers and agricultural producers who have been laboring under skyrocketing fertilizer prices, with UAN prices at the top of the list.
With this determination, the ITC has finally responded to my three letters dating back to March, the legislation that I introduced in that same month, and my testimony before them in June -- all urging reconsideration of the initial duties. I am proud to lead the charge in this effort, but the fight is far from over.
I will continue to monitor the situation, and I look forward to seeing the immediate removal of duties on UAN imports from Trinidad and Tobago, which is the most immediate opportunity for a near-term, partial remedy to the high cost of fertilizer facing U.S. farmers."
Representative Mann is the representative in Congress for the First Congressional District of Kansas. The Big First is home to 60,000 farms and ranches and is the third largest agriculture production district in the country. Representative Mann proudly serves on the House Agriculture Committee, the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, and the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management.