1/26/23 • Trade

Corn Refiners Association President & CEO John Bode to Speak at Farmers For Free Trade Media Event on Feb. 2

January 26, 2023

WASHINGTON – Today, the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) announced that CRA President and CEO John Bode will participate in a Farmers for Free Trade media roundtable on Feb. 2, 2023. The event is being held in conjunction with a fly-in that will bring farmers to Washington, D.C., to educate Congressional and Biden Administration officials on the importance of aggressively pursuing international trade opportunities.

During the roundtable, American farmers and other leaders in U.S. agriculture will discuss the importance of new market access.

“I look forward to meeting with America’s farmers and other agriculture stakeholders. It’s critical that we work together to advance free trade,” said Bode. “U.S. agriculture-based exports support more than one million U.S. jobs, including 750,000 in the nonfarm sector. Additionally, America’s farmers and consumers benefit from a predictable, robust international trading system that opens markets for our products and allows us to access goods we can’t grow in the U.S. year-round.”

WHO:Farmers for Free Trade
WHAT:A roundtable discussion with U.S. agriculture leaders and farmers on the need for new market access
WHEN:Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, 2 p.m. EST
WHERE:National Corn Growers Association
20 F St. NW., Ste. 600
Washington, D.C. 20001
CONTACT:Members of the press who would like to participate should contact [email protected]


The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is the national trade association representing the corn refining industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, starch, advanced bioproducts, corn oil, and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein, and fiber.