KEY MESSAGE: Trade is important to Wisconsin corn growers. We export about 10 percent of what we produce – that’s 50 million bushels. Exports of Wisconsin corn contribute more than $300 million to the state’s economy. Trade agreements like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) are important and needed for agriculture.

  • The Asia-Pacific region represents 40 percent of the world’s economy, which is a huge opportunity for American agriculture.
  • The TPP agreement will provide new market access through elimination or significant reductions in tariffs on some commodities while establishing preferential tariff rate quotas on others.
  • Corn and corn co-products have relatively low or duty-free tariffs to the TPP partner countries, so the agreement will ensure these products remain duty-free.
  • But, the biggest benefit to corn growers will be more indirect, with high tariffs being phased out on other U.S. products that require corn for production, including meats, dairy and ethanol.

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Wisconsin Corn Growers Association

Wisconsin Corn Growers Association

W226 N5956 Lynwood Dr.
Lisbon, WI 53089
E. info@wicorn.org
Ph. 262-372-3289
Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board

Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board

W226 N5956 Lynwood Dr.
Lisbon, WI 53089
E. info@wicorn.org
Ph. 262-372-3289