Farm groups scrutinize TPP’s fine print

From the Capital Press

The Obama administration released the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement’s full text Thursday, giving farm groups their first chance to study in detail a trade pact they had already largely embraced.

Hours after the release of the 30-chapter, 2,000-page agreement, the Northwest Horticultural Council’s trustees officially endorsed TPP. The organization represents apple, pear and cherry growers, packers and shippers. “What is the downside for our industry? I don’t see one,” the council’s vice president, Mark Powers, said. “The consequences of not getting this approved are significant and shouldn’t be underestimated.” Read the rest of the story here.