Potato Growers support TPP agreement

An article in Weekly Mailer (November 17, 2015) titled “Potato Growers support TPP agreement” (http://www.minicassia.com/news/article_568ee7aa-8c92-11e5-afc5-efc25b97446a.html) describes the main benefits that the TPP deal represents for the U.S. agricultural industry, especially the potato growers. The National Potato Council has urged the Congress to quickly complete the review of the TPP deal in order to approve it. Currently 20% of the potatoes produced in U.S. are exported. Over the last 10 years the potato exports have grown 56% and were valued at $1.7 billion in 2014. The commercial agreement includes tariff reductions that support the critical growth in exports of this relevant economic sector of the U.S. How will this increase in U.S. exports affect the agricultural industry of foreign countries?

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