An Urban's Rural View
Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Fri Oct 9, 2015 12:47 PM CDT

It's not surprising that many agriculture groups have tentatively applauded the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Details are still trickling out, which is why the endorsements are tentative, but American ag is generally thought to be one of the winners in the 12-nation TPP deal. U.S. negotiators say they scored both cuts in tariffs on U.S. ag exports and a lowering of non-tariff barriers.

It's also not surprising, though, that the National Farmers Union isn't joining the applause. Like Ford Motor Company and a number of Congressmen, NFU has long said it would oppose any agreement that didn't include strong and ...

Quick View
Related News Stories
(none currently available)