Earlier this month, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative sent Congress the draft Statement of Administrative Action for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. This is a necessary procedural step before the TPP implementing bill can be sent to Congress, but does not impose any specific time for submitting that legislation.

With members of Congress visiting their home districts during the August recess, now is a critical time for farmers and ranchers to talk to lawmakers about what passing TPP means for agriculture. For resources and to take action now, visit: http://tpp.fb.org/.