Ag groups make push for TPP

AFBF, NCGA and NPPC all make strong case for Congress to pass TPP before year-end.

Congress is receiving several messages — through legislative fly-ins and letters from top agricultural commodity groups — that a vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should occur before the end of the year.

TPP is a trade agreement among the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim countries that represent 40% of the global economy and one of the fastest-growing regions in the world. President Barack Obama signed the TPP agreement earlier this year, but it now must be voted on by Congress.

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