12 Apr 2016

US agriculture groups urge congress to pass TPP

4:42 pm on 12 April 2016

Hundreds of agricultural groups in the United States have written to leaders in their government, urging the Trans-Pacific Partnership legislation to be passed during the current session of Congress.

The letter said if implemented, the TPP would help level the playing field for US exports and create new opportunities for farmers in the highly competitive Asia-Pacific region.

It said that - according to the American Farm Bureau Federation - the trade agreement would boost annual net farm income in the United States by $4.4 billion.

Those who have signed the letter are from the food and agricultural industry, however, dairy is missing from the list.