“With anti-trade rhetoric rising on both sides, prospects for the Trans-Pacific Partnership seem increasingly remote,” according to “On Free trade, This Election is Giving Business the Willies,” a Washington Post Wonkblog item. Glenn Brunkow, a Farm Bureau member and fifth-generation farmer from Kansas who grows corn, soybeans and beef cattle, was interviewed by the Post.
“The longer it continues, the harder it gets,” Brunkow said. He thinks passing the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal might help: Opening markets like Japan and Vietnam might add a few cents a bushel, letting him fix things around the farm and put money away for retirement.
Brunkow is a member of AFBF’s Grassroots Outreach (GO) Team.