US corn growers support free trade with Korea, Colombia, Panama

Agreements would increase corn demand, develop new international markets for US products

The National Corn Growers Association supports the pending free trade agreements with Korea, Colombia and Panama, said NCGA CEO Rick Tolman in a statement to the U.S. House Agriculture Committee.

“Increased production and a consistent product make the United States a reliable supplier of corn in the world market,” he said. ”Beyond increasing domestic and international demand for corn, passing these FTAs also benefits our customers in the livestock and poultry industries. Developing new markets for our country’s agricultural products will help our sector lead the nation in economic growth and international competitiveness.” The full text of the NCGA statement can be found at http://agriculture.house.gov/pdf/hearings/Tolman110512.pdf.