Trade Vote “A Win” for Texas Farmers

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Thanks to tireless efforts of many in Congress, Corn Producers Association of Texas and its membership of state corn farmers can celebrate the passage of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability of 2015 this week.

The greater market access afforded by this legislation will allow our industry to thrive...

Thanks to tireless efforts of many in Congress, Corn Producers Association of Texas and its membership of state corn farmers can celebrate the passage of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability of 2015 this week following the Senate's vote to send fast-track trade promotion authority legislation to President Barack Obama’s desk as noted by Congressional records (Politico, June 24, 2015).

“The passage of this legislation is a win for the state’s farmers and the agricultural industry as a whole,” Bruce Wetzel, CPAT president and farmer from Sherman, says. “The greater market access afforded by this legislation will allow our industry to thrive – building upon a key economic driver for rural America and our nation as a whole.”

Agricultural exports are a crucial driver for the U.S. economy and support more than 1 million jobs.

“We are grateful for the Texas legislators in D.C. who voted in favor of this legislation,” Wetzel says. “As we look toward a hopefully swift signature from the President, the U.S. can once again focus its efforts on trade negotiations that are in the best interest of America’s farmers and the American people as a whole.”

Additional information about CPAT, issues impacting the Texas corn farmers, and the state’s corn industry are available at http://www.TexasCorn.org.

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