The completion of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday holds promise for opening restricted markets for American business around the Pacific Rim. The news was welcomed by Farm Bureau.
“The American Farm Bureau Federation looks forward to reviewing the details of the agreement reached today October 05, 2016,  to guarantee it fulfills that promise for the nation’s farmers and ranchers,” AFBF President Bob Stallman said in a statement. “We hope the agreement will bring a more level playing field for farmers and ranchers by reducing tariffs and removing non-science based barriers to trade,” he said. Increased access for U.S. agricultural products, particularly some meats, is anticipated.