AFBF Congratulates New Trade Chief


AFBF released a statement today, congratulating Ron Kirk on his confirmation as the United States trade representative. “AFBF looks forward to working closely with Ambassador Kirk on trade issues important to U.S. agriculture. Resisting protectionism and expanding markets are essential in this time of global economic challenge,” American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman said.

“With more than 30 percent of U.S. agricultural revenues derived from exports, world trade is vital to American agriculture. Passage of pending trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea; pursuing real market access gains through the Doha Round of World Trade Organization negotiations; and enforcing standards and agreements in world trade will help expand U.S. agriculture’s markets around the world,” Stallman said.

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