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Minnesota Farm Bureau President: Support Trade Deals for Farmers and Ranchers

Minnesota Farm Bureau President: Support Trade Deals for Farmers and Ranchers
Kevin Paap, president of the Minnesota Farm Bureau and board member of AFBF, on Tuesday (June 14, 2016)  described a litany of trade barriers faced by farmers and ranchers in a hearing of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee.
 
In response, Paap asked Congress to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement while supporting ongoing negotiations toward a successful Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Union.
 
AFBF estimates U.S. farmers and ranchers will gain $4.4 billion in yearly profits from passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership alone – profits that have taken on special importance during the ongoing farm downturn.
 
AFBF news release


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