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Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding AFBF Support for TPP

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 16, 2015 – “The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Board of Directors voted this week to support the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement. TPP promises to expand opportunities to some of the fastest growing markets around the world.

“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. 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.”

Contacts:   Will Rodger
(202) 406-3642
willr@fb.org
  Mace Thornton
(202) 406-3641
macet@fb.org