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Published March 29, 2011, 09:49 AM

Farmers Union opposes trade agreement

WASHINGTON — National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson said March 16 that the organization’s decision to oppose the South Korea-U.S. free trade agreement primarily was based on the group’s longstanding views rather than the failure of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to send a speaker to its recent convention in San Antonio, but a USTR spokeswoman said that USTR regrets any confusion surrounding Farmers Union’s request for a speaker.

By: Jerry Hagstrom, Special to Agweek

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