Farm Bureau backs Trans-Pacific
Washington-Optimistic about the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement's promises to expand opportunities to some of the fastest growing markets around the world, the American Farm Bureau Federation's board of directors voted this week to support the biggest regional trade pact in history.
"We look forward to working with Congress and the administration to move this agreement forward," American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman said in statement. "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 countries involved in the TPP are the United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.