The American Soybean Association and the National Oilseed Processors Association are continuing their push for Congress to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. The two groups informed members of Congress this week they will continue to pressure lawmakers to pass TPP during the lame-duck session following the presidential election. The message follows a new document on the benefits to soybean farmers, processors, and exports from the trade deal. ASA President Richard Wilkins said the document shows that “there is too much promise in the TPP for us to give up.”
Prospects for passage of TPP are dim, with both presidential candidates opposed and with a crowded lame-duck congressional calendar. However, many agriculture groups pledge to continue pressing Congress to seek passage of the agreement.
Source: NAFB News Service