Coalition Letter Calling on the President to Keep the USA in the Korea Free Trade Agreement

Letter

Date Sent
September 4, 2017
Sender
Multi-Industry Coalition
Recipient
The President
Subject
The Korea Free Trade Agreement

Dear Mr. President:

The undersigned leaders of production agriculture organizations write today to urge you to keep the USA in the Korea Free Trade Agreement. We fully support your observation that this deal—and other trade agreements—need to be improved and updated. We strongly believe that the best negotiating position in these efforts is to keep the existing agreements in force and to use that as the basis for improvement. And for agriculture we have a great deal of ongoing commerce to protect and build upon, much of which is woven into existing agreements.

We stand ready to provide any and all assistance to you and your team in these renegotiation efforts. We also sincerely thank you for all you’ve done already in your short tenure as President to improve much of the regulatory, finance, and business environment for US agriculture.

Sincerely,
Zippy Duvall
AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
Betsy Ward
USA RICE FEDERATION
Kendal Frazier
NATIONAL CATTLEMENS BEEF ASSOCIATION
Andy LaVigne
AMERICAN SEED TRADE ASSOCIATION
Neil Dierks
NATIONAL PORK PRODUCERS COUNCIL
Chris Novak
NATIONAL CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION
Steve Censky
AMERICAN SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION
Jay Vroom
CROPLIFE AMERICA
Tom Stenzel
UNITED FRESH PRODUCE ASSOCIATION
Jim Mulhern
NATIONAL MILK PRODUCERS FEDERATION
Chandler Goule
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WHEAT GROWERS
Barb Glenn
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE

Cc: Secretary Sonny Perdue, USDA
Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, USTR
Secretary Wilbur Ross, US DOC