Soy Growers Lead Coalition Push for TPP

first_imgASA President Wade Cowan speaks about the benefits of TPP during a press conference in Kansas City on Wednesday.The American Soybean Association (ASA) led a coalition to discuss the implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and what it means for American farmers at a press event this week.ASA and representatives from five other national farm groups joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA/FAS) Administrator Phil Karsting in Kansas City on Wednesday.  The event featured farmer leaders from ASA, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), exploring the importance of TPP for their individual industry sectors.During the press conference, ASA President Wade Cowan, Brownfield, Texas, said TPP is a great testament of agriculture joining forces to support each other and work together. Cowan stressed that soy growers are not afraid to compete in a world market and how TPP protects both the soy market and livestock partners.last_img

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