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ASA, Others, Voice Support for TPP

Hoosier Ag Today by: Gary Truitt

A coalition of agriculture groups voiced support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership while meeting at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Annual Convention on Wednesday. Led by the American Soybean Association, the groups voiced support for the 12 nation trade deal. The American Soybean Association endorsed the deal and urged Congress to quickly pass the trade pact. ASA President Wade Cowan said “we know that this will further expand our access to valuable markets in Asia and Latin America.” The TPP, if approved, will eliminate tariffs on soybeans, soybean oil and soybean meal in each of the 12 TPP nations within a set timeframe, according to ASA. Other groups offering support for the TPP included

The National Pork Producers Council, The National Corn Growers Association, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, The U.S. Grains Council, the National Association of Wheat Growers and USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service.

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