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Former agriculture secretaries urge Congress to pass TPP

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WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of former U.S. agriculture secretaries has issued an open letter urging Congress to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

The former secretaries note that opening new markets for exports is critical for farmers and rural communities. Agricultural exports provide 20 percent of farm income and support more than 1 million jobs, many of them in rural communities.

The secretaries pointed out that TPP is a new trade deal that will create new opportunities for American-grown and American-made products in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region.

"TPP is a 21st-century agreement that sets enforceable. . .

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