TPA vote a victory for corn farmers

The South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) commended the U.S. Senate for today’s approval of a bill that would expand the president’s trade-negotiating power.

The Senate passed the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 on a bipartisan 60-38 vote. The House had already approved the measure.

“This is excellent news for farmers and the ag industry in general,” SDCGA President Keith Alverson said. “Exports are vital to our economy and this will open up new markets for South Dakota and U.S. products. This puts our country in a great position to negotiate deals for our grain, livestock, ethanol and other products.”

The South Dakota Corn Growers Association, one of the largest commodity groups in the state, promotes corn, represents corn producers on public policy issues and serves as a legislative voice.

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