President Barack Obama is forging ahead in an attempt to get Congress to vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership following the election. The Wall Street Journal writes the Obama Administration will push for the “long-shot” bid immediately after Congress returns to Washington, D.C. for the lame-duck session. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman says: “We’re doing everything we possibly can to maximize the chance of getting it done.” Froman and others have been on a campaign-like spree to promote the benefits of the 12 nation trade agreement. Both presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, have voiced opposition to TPP on the campaign trail. The agreement represents a significant boost for agriculture exports and income if passed and implemented by all member countries.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.