Farm groups react to Obama's re-election
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WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2012 - National agriculture organizations congratulated the President on his reelection today in a series of statements released this morning:
From CropLife America:
“CropLife America (CLA) congratulates President Barack Obama on his re-election to a second four-year term as the 44th President of the United States. CLA and its members remain committed to working with the Obama administration to identify ways to support production agriculture in the U.S. and to pursue responsible, science-based regulation of the domestic crop protection industry. CLA also congratulates all newly elected and returning members to the 113th Congress.
“‘CLA commends President Obama on another four years of leadership and appreciates his support of modern U.S. agriculture,' said Jay Vroom, president and CEO of CLA. ‘CLA is eager to work with the administration to continue to develop policies that foster a healthy agricultural system, maintain agricultural trade, and promote the importance of innovative tools to sustainably produce healthy food, fiber and renewable fuel for all Americans.'”
For more from CLA, click HERE.
From the American Soybean Association's President Steve Wellman, a soybean producer from Syracuse, Neb.:
“The American Soybean Association congratulates President Obama on his reelection and looks forward to working with the president and his administration in the interest of America's soybean farmers. Over the past four years, ASA has worked with the Obama Administration and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to advance critical priorities for the men and women of the soybean industry, including work toward the passing a comprehensive Farm Bill in 2012, passage of trade agreements, and restoring budgetary responsibility in Washington and nationwide.
“ASA is committed to working with the Obama Administration and Congress to help avoid the fiscal cliff; pass a new comprehensive farm bill to provide certainty to farmers and ranchers; extend current estate tax rates; expand trade opportunities; ensure freedom to operate and avoid needless regulatory burdens; address our nation's energy needs through biodiesel and bio-based products; and advance new technologies, including biotechnology, both domestically and globally.”
For more from the ASA, click HERE.
From the National Corn Growers Association President Pam Johnson:
“The National Corn Growers Association congratulates President Obama on his successful re-election for president of the United States. Our organization has worked closely with the president and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack over the past four years on issues important to our members. We greatly value our relationship with the administration and look forward to continuing that trend.”
From National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson:
“On behalf of NFU's membership, I congratulate President Obama on his re-election. He has shown his dedication to rural America over the past four years, and we will continue to work with him and the administration to ensure that continues.
“We will also continue to press Congress to pass a new five-year farm bill to be signed into law before the end of the legislative session on Dec. 31, 2012.”
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