IL CORN JOINS 138 AG GROUPS IN SUPPORT OF USTR ROBERT LIGHTHIZER
L Corn joins 138 food and agriculture trade associations and companies in congratulating Robert Lighthizer on his Senate confirmation as the U.S. trade representative (USTR). The coalition of groups, which includes the National Corn Growers Association, has worked collectively for some time to encourage this confirmation. The full Senate’s vote comes following a 26-0 vote on April 25 by the Senate Finance Committee to recommend Lighthizer’s confirmation to the full Senate. The timing is not insignificant, as May is world trade month. More corn is sent out of Illinois for other markets than from any other state. We thank Senators Duckworth and Durbin for the “yea” votes in support of Mr. Lighthizer.