Farm Bureau to support Trans-Pacific Partnership

The American Farm Bureau Federation has announced that its board of directors has decided to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

“The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Board of Directors voted this week to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement,” Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman said in a news release.

“TPP promises to expand opportunities to some of the fastest growing markets around the world,” Stallman said. “We look forward to working with Congress and the administration to move this agreement forward.”

“American farmers need improved access to markets around the Pacific Rim in order to generate growing demand for our products in the future,” he said.

“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 Hagstrom Report