American Farm Bureau Federation sees opportunity in trade pact

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) voiced its support for the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement, which will expand opportunities around the world.

“We look forward to working with Congress and the administration to move this agreement forward," AFBF President Bob Stallman said. "American farmers need improved access to markets around the Pacific Rim in order to generate growing demand for our products in the future. Our members recognize that the rest of the world is not sitting still. Other countries are trying to set trading rules in their own best interest. This agreement goes a long way in establishing a much more level playing field for our nation’s farmers and ranchers."

The Trans Pacific Partnership is a free trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. Its goals are to promote economic growth; support the creation and retention of jobs; enhance innovation, productivity and competitiveness; raise living standards; reduce poverty; and promote transparency, good governance and enhanced labor and environmental protections.

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