As the Trans Pacific Partnership begins to move through Congress, farm groups are lining up to lobby for passage of the 12-nation trade deal.
"With the TPP facing headwinds in Congress, the agriculture groups are coming to lawmakers with a simple message: Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good," says a report in The Hill.
According to the story, "the trade deal is facing opposition in both parties, with Republicans stressing they won’t help pass the agreement until the White House resolves their concerns about several issues, especially the treatment of pharmaceuticals and tobacco. Democrats, meanwhile, are mostly against the pact, arguing it will lead to job losses and depressed wages."
USDA and many in the agriculture industry believe the TPP will bring new and expanded markets for agricultural markets.
Read The Hill's story here.