Wheat Growers Commend Trade Commitment

June 24, 2015 Bookmark and Share

The Senate once again affirmed its commitment to world trade today by passing legislation to reauthorize Trade Promotion Authority with a 60-38 vote. NAWG President Brett Blankenship issued the following statement:

“Wheat farmers commend the Senate and the House of Representatives for renewing their commitment to trade and reauthorizing Trade Promotion Authority. As the U.S. leads the world in wheat exports, the international marketplace is critical for the agricultural economy. This TPA vote reaffirms America’s commitment to expanding agricultural trade and provides the tools necessary to develop strong trade relationships that are crucial to the success of the U.S. wheat industry. We are grateful for the bipartisan vote and the efforts completed to move the bill to the President’s desk. We urge the President to sign the bill quickly and to utilize this authority to expand market access in Trans Pacific Partnership countries.”