Wheat Growers Applaud TPA Passage

June 18, 2015 Bookmark and Share

NAWG praised the U.S. House of Representatives for reauthorizing Trade Promotion Authority that passed with a 218-208 vote. NAWG President Brett Blankenship issued the following statement:

“Trade Promotion Authority is undeniably important to the U.S. wheat industry and American agriculture. On behalf of U.S. wheat growers, we applaud the House for their commitment to increasing trade opportunities for our growers. Providing our trade negotiators with the tools to finalize trade negotiations is critical to keeping America in the lead on trade talks and wheat growers at the table. Support for TPA is support for American agriculture. I’m hopeful that Congress can finish this process quickly and send this important legislation to the President’s desk.”