(Posted Fri. Jul 8th, 2011)
Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees held mock mark-ups Thursday of the pending free trade agreements with Korea, Colombia and Panama. The National Corn Growers Association is encouraged that both committees reported all draft implementing language out favorably without any amendments. The White House will now prepare final implementing bills to be sent to Congress for an up or down vote.
“NCGA is pleased members of both committees were able to come together to report the draft implementing language out of committee favorably,” NCGA President Bart Schott said. “We look forward to working with both the House and Senate to ensure swift passage of the final implementing bills in the near future.”
Next week, growers from all NCGA state affiliates will be participating in congressional visits during Corn Congress. NCGA encourages grower members to express the importance of the pending FTAs to their members of Congress during Capitol Hill visits.