U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a strong advocate for Nebraska agriculture and increased trade, released the following statement after Japan ratified recently signed trade agreements with the United States.

“This Japan deal is a big win in a big market. We’re going to sell grade-A, corn-fed, Nebraska beef to our allies. China is trying to consolidate its power in the Pacific and strong trading relationships like this are an important way to push back against the commies.”