NCGA to Congress: Pass Trade Promotion Authority Now

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Corn, Field Crops, Florida, General, Georgia, Industry News Release

From the National Corn Growers Association:

WASHINGTON (April 22, 2015) – The National Corn Growers Association applauded members of the Senate Finance Committee who voted to advance the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015) out of committee and urged Congress to quickly pass the bill.

“On behalf of America’s corn farmers, our customers, and the one million Americans whose jobs depend on agricultural trade, I want to thank the Senate Finance Committee members who voted to advance Trade Promotion Authority out of committee,” said Chip Bowling, a Maryland farmer and president of NCGA. “We now call on members of the House Ways & Means Committee to pass a clean TPA bill out of committee, and for both the House and Senate to bring this important legislation to a floor vote as soon as possible.”

“American family farmers depend on trade. Congress, we are now depending on you to pass Trade Promotion Authority. Let’s remove trade barriers, expand our access to global markets, and ensure farmers get the best possible trade agreements.”