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Corn Congress Wants Expanded Access to Foreign Markets

Saying U.S. farmers depend on the strong demand that comes with expanded market access, the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Congress passed a consensus statement on trade. The statement encourages federal officials to pursue trade opportunities and invest in foreign market development to ensure that the U.S. remains a global leader in corn production and trade.

“Building demand for U.S. corn is a top priority for NCGA and its state affiliates,” says NCGA President Harold Wolle. “International markets are crucial to the overall demand for U.S. corn, and actions restricting access to foreign markets will hurt both U.S. farmers and the broader U.S. economy.”

The consensus statement says, “Whereas market access is critical for U.S. farmers to be successful and support the nation’s economy, we support improved market access, including the reduction of tariff and non-tariff barriers, so U.S. corn growers have many opportunities to increase demand from foreign trading partners.”

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