WASHINGTON (June 4, 2008) - National Farmers Union announced support for the Trade, Reform, Accountability, Development and Employment (TRADE) Act today. The legislation outlines U.S. trade priorities, seeks to resolve the problems in existing trade agreements and set the foundation for future negotiations.

"Current trade agreements have consistently failed to live up to their promised benefits, encouraging a race to see who can produce the cheapest food and fiber regardless of production standards," NFU President Tom Buis said. "The TRADE Act defines a plan for a fair trade policy that will allow American agriculture to compete on a level playing field."

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