Senator Says TPP Will be A ‘Challenge’

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

US Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D) North Dakota-TPP

US Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D) North Dakota

One U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee member is not optimistic the Trans-Pacific Partnership will pass Congress. Senate Democrat Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota is a proponent of trade, but says in regards to TPP “I think it’s going to be a challenge.” Her comments come despite a plan by the Obama Administration to send the agreement to Congress soon. North Dakota farmers stand to benefit from the trade agreement through agricultural exports. However, Politico reports as a result of the campaign-influenced climate in Congress, Heitkamp says “I don’t hold out a lot of hope that we can get TPP done — but that doesn’t mean that I can’t be wrong.”

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.