Goldsboro Daily News: Ellmers Calls for Responsible Treatment of Tobacco Farmers
The Goldsboro Daily News reports on Congresswoman Ellmers’ support for local Tobacco Farmers:
Congresswoman Renee Ellmers is speaking out in support of local Tobacco Farmers.
In a statement released from her Washington office on Tuesday, Ellmers said the following:
“Tobacco farmers deserve the same recognition and consideration as any other legal agricultural commodity.
In any discussion of trade partnerships going forward, this administration must not subject an entire industry to bias and prejudicial treatment when their economic well being depends on the progress of these discussions.
President Obama is once again showing his ideological intolerance and penchant for centralized control by alienating a vital source of livelihood in my state, and I will not stand idly by and allow this to happen. “
Meanwhile, officials say the Obama Administration has announced it will proceed with tariff elimination for many products but is reluctant to include tobacco products in its efforts to forge a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.