NCGA among 200 groups supporting Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership countries account for 42 percent of U.S. agriculture exports, approximately $63 billion a year.

More than 220 nation and state food and agriculture organizations, including the National Corn Growers Association, support the passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by Congress in 2016. 

TPP is a trade agreement between the United States and 11 Asia-Pacific countries. The TPP countries account for 42 percent of U.S. agriculture exports, approximately $63 billion a year.

“Delaying the launch of TPP by even a year would represent a $94 billion permanent loss… to the U.S. economy,” a letter to Congress said. “With net farm income at its lowest level since 2002, the costs of inaction are too high to ignore. We must act now.”

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