Wheat Farmers Gratified to See Congressional Approval of FTAs

October 12, 2011 Bookmark and Share

Statement from Wayne Hurst, National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) president and a wheat farmer from Burley, Idaho, and Randy Suess, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) chairman and a wheat farmer from Colfax, Wash., following Congressional passage of free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea:

“We were extremely pleased to see Congress pass on Wednesday the long-pending free trade agreements our country has negotiated with Colombia, Panama and South Korea. We have waited for the day these agreements would be taken up for many years now. Based on our work within the wheat industry, we know these agreements and others like them will help us rebuild and expand markets, grow our economy here at home and remain the most reliable supplier of wheat in the world. We strongly urge the President to sign these agreements quickly.”