Southern Peanut Farmers Federation Supports Administration’s Section 232 Tariff Removal

SPFF _logocolor2RGBWashington, D.C. (May 20, 2019) – The U.S. Trade Representative has announced “an agreement with Canada and Mexico to remove the Section 232 tariffs for steel and aluminum imports from those countries and for the removal of all retaliatory tariffs imposed on American goods by those countries.”

The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation released the following statement after the announcement of the removal of the Section 232 tariffs. Armond Morris, Chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission, commented for the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation, “Peanut growers appreciate President Trump’s efforts to negotiate the removal of the tariffs on steel and aluminum with Mexico and Canada as well as related retaliatory tariffs by those countries. Both Mexico and Canada are important trading partners for the peanut industry. This is a step in the right direction to improve the U.S. agricultural economy.”

The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation is comprised of the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, the Florida Peanut Producers Association, the Mississippi Peanut Growers Association and the Georgia Peanut Commission. These are the respective “check-off” organizations in each state. The SPFF board consist of 8 members comprised of the chief elected officer and the executive director of each organization. Action requires unanimous agreement.

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