Indiana Corn Growers Association Applauds Senate Passage of Trade Promotion Authority
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 23, 2015) — Herb Ringel, a farmer from Wabash, Indiana and president of the Indiana Corn Growers Association, released this statement following Senate passage of Trade Promotion Authority legislation.
“Trade Promotion Authority is a vital step in completing important global trade deals for farmers, like the Trans Pacific Partnership. Indiana corn farmers export over $410 million dollars of corn every year. Finalizing deals like TPP will mean more exports of our corn crop and a stronger economic situation for rural communities all across Indiana. We thank Senator Dan Coats for his support and leadership on this important issue for Indiana farmers. We look forward to working with Indiana’s members in the House of Representatives to secure passage and send TPA to the President’s desk.”
Ringel encourages farmers from across the state to call their Congressman and ask them to support Trade Promotion Authority in the House.
To learn more about the Indiana Corn Growers Association or to become an ICGA member, visit www.incorn.org/icga. You can also keep up with them on Twitter @IN_Corn.
The ICGA board, which works with the state and federal governments to develop and promote sound policies that benefit Indiana corn farmers, consists of 15 farmer-directors who provide leadership to the organization on behalf of the nearly 600 ICGA members statewide. For more information, visit www.incorn.org.
This communications was NOT funded with Indiana corn checkoff dollars.