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"Senate Needs to OK Trade Deals by July 1"

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June 19, 2011

The Cap Times

Mark Palmquist, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Ag Business

Just a few years ago the U.S. provided Colombia with 96 percent of its agricultural imports; today that market share has fallen to 32 percent as this important trading partner increasingly turned to Canada and the European Union for grains and related products. Within a few weeks, we could find ourselves at greater risk of lost opportunity as we wait for Congress to act.