WORTHINGTON — The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) today announced that U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, has been named one of two Legislators of the Year in recognition of his tireless work on Trade Promotion Authority.
“TPA is a priority for OSA and Ohio soybean farmers,” said Adam Graham, OSA president and soybean farmer from Logan County. “We thank Congressman Tiberi for his dedication to seeing TPA through, as well as his continued support for farmers and Ohio’s number one industry, agriculture.”
Tiberi has represented Ohio’s 12th congressional district since 2001 and serves on the House Ways and Means Committee.
“Ohio soybean farmers rely on free trade to expand exports and reach customers in new markets,” said Tiberi. “It is vitally important that our trade agreements work for them. That is why TPA was so important to pass—to ensure we get the best trade agreements possible so Ohioans can keep their farms open and running. I’m honored to receive this award, and I thank the Ohio Soybean Association for their work on behalf of our entire state.”
Legislative passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement remains a high priority for the American Soybean Association and OSA. As the former chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, Congressman Tiberi continues to provide the leadership needed to ensure this agreement works for Ohio farmers to promote free trade, protect workers and create jobs.