Corn Refiners Submit Statement For The Record: Call For Increased Agricultural Trade

Feb 03, 2023

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Earlier today, the Corn Refiners Association submitted a statement for the record to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry’s hearing on the trade and horticulture Farm Bill titles.

With the agricultural supply chain contributing over $7.4 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, the importance of the industries involved cannot be overstated. These industries directly support 21.5 million jobs, or more than 14% of U.S. employment, and are responsible for roughly one-fifth of the country’s economic activity. With 95% of the world’s consumers overseas, exports are a vital part of that activity and critical to the overall health of the U.S. economy.  

In the statement, CRA also reinforced their gratitude for the Senate’s confirmation of Doug McKalip as USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator

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