Moving the Panama, Colombia, and Korea Free Trade Agreements forward is a priority for Illinois corn farmers. Half of the corn grown in Illinois is exported to other countries due to our unique position along the Illinois, Ohio, and Mississippi River, and we cannot afford to lose important markets that will turn to our competitors in the absence of a Free Trade Agreement.
It is important for members of Congress to work together and move forward. Today the second attempt at a mock mark-up between Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees will hopefully finally tell us exactly where we stand.
The bottom line is that there is no more time to waste. Every day without these Free Trade Agreements means lost American jobs, lost GDP, and lost opportunities for our country.
Read more about the Colombia, Panama, and Korea Free Trade Agreements and what they mean to Illinois corn farmers.