The National Pork Producers Council have joined a private-sector coalition, Trade for America, in urging Congress to renew the law giving
Trade Promotion Authority, which expires June 30, allows the President to negotiate trade agreements with other countries and requires Congress to approve those deals without amendments – or to reject them. It gives trading partners confidence that the agreements they negotiate with the
“The president needs TPA to continue to negotiate trade deals, which have been extremely beneficial to pork producers,” says NPPC President Joy Philippi, a pork producer from
Trade for Americawill be lobbying lawmakers to get TPA extended. In addition, NPPC will work closely with other food and agriculture groups to urge Congress to renew TPA.
Congress has granted every
“Trade is of critical importance to pork producers,” Philippi says, “and our industry is looking for ambitious outcomes for
New and expanded market access through trade agreements has been the most important catalyst for increasing
Source: National Pork Producers Council