CropLife America among 200-plus organizations supporting TPP

The letter says the TPP is important for the future of rural America.

A letter from CropLife America and 220 other food and agriculture organizations sent to members of Congress expressed support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). 

The agreement will protect intellectual property rights, reduce and eliminate tariffs and other barriers to agricultural exports, open up access to new markets, and ensure that foreign regulations are based in science.

“Trade agreements such as the TPP are vital not only to industry but also to growers,” Jay Vroom, president and CEO of CropLife America, said. “By keeping our businesses competitive in the international market, we keep costs lower in the U.S. and enable growers to access the best available, most precise crop protection products. Beyond the farm, and perhaps even more importantly, lower costs for growers lead to lower prices at the grocery store and increased access to healthy food for all. TPP benefits everyone.”

The letter, which was sent specifically to House Speaker Paul Ryan, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, said, “The TPP presents a valuable opportunity for U.S. agriculture; one that we cannot afford to miss. TPP is important for the future of rural America, and we urge passage of TPP during this session of Congress.”

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