Trade Policy

Exports are vital to agriculture.

The export of corn, corn co-products, livestock and small grains is vital to Ohio’s economy, which means the development and maintenance of fair and open global trade practices and policies are essential.
We believe that fair and open global trade practices are a way to raise the standard of living for all people. 

Through trade policies, Ohio rural communities can benefit. When farmers prosper, their communities prosper. 

We support a consistent U.S. trade policy that will help support and build demand for U.S. corn and small grains:
- Supported the reauthorization of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) — the only way for the President and Congress to advance trade agreements which ensure American farmers remain competitive in meeting the world’s need for food and fuel
- Supported the Panama, Colombia and Korea free trade agreements (FTAs)
- Supported the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) which will help increase exports — including agricultural exports — which will help grow the American economy.
- Develop and maintain fair and open global trade practices and policies

With 95 percent of consumers living outside the United States, Ohio farmers must have the ability to sell to foreign markets. Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association challenges farmers to take part in the ongoing and vital trade policy discussion — with neighbors, with consumers, with members of Congress. Talk to them about:

  • Why fair and open global trade policies are beneficial to all
  • How Ohio’s farmers have been hurt by the lack of fair and open global trade policies
  • How your local economy has been hurt by the lack of fair and open global trade policies
  • How other countries are benefitting and moving ahead of the U.S.  

We believe that farmers must have a voice in this issue. Don’t let your competitive edge be eroded by a lack of new trade agreements.

Our Policy Priorities
OCWGA has positioned itself as both an educational and political powerhouse for the regulation and advancement of domestic and international issues that affect the success of Ohio’s corn and wheat markets.

The value of trade and continuous export expansion.

With nearly 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside the United States, world markets offer momentous growth opportunities for U.S. agriculture.