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NPPC Leader Wants Trade Representative To Push For Market Access

NPPC Leader Wants Trade Representative To Push For Market Access

A group of Senators wrote to US Trade Representative Michael Froman and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack asking them to push for broad market access for US pork in the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement.  National Pork Producers President Randy Spronk, a Minnesota producer says Japan which is in the TPP represents a $ 2 billion market for American pork. He says that’s why improving market access and reducing barriers is so important.

Spronk says increasing pork exports benefits not just agriculture but generates more than 110 thousand U.S. jobs.

He says the TPP is an opportunity to expand existing markets and to establish a standard for future trade agreements.

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