Ag Interests Urge TPA Passage

trade-farmers-1Senate Republicans and agriculture industry leaders held a press conference in Washington today to discuss the ways new trade deals could benefit the agriculture community and urge passage of the bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation.

Senators speaking on behalf of TPA included Republican Conference Chairman John Thune (R-SD), Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS), Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) and Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO). The senators were joined by agricultural representatives American Soybean Association First Vice President Richard Wilkins of Delaware, Virginia Cattlemen’s Association President Jeff Slaven, and California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger.

Listen to comments from all participants here: Senators and ag groups urge TPA passage