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CRA Comments on U.S. Trade Rep Nominee Lighthizer

January 3, 2017

Washington, DC – CRA President and CEO John Bode issued the following statement on President-elect Trump’s appointment of Robert Lighthizer as the Trade Representative for the United States of America:

“For agriculture, Robert Lighthizer is an outstanding choice for U.S. Trade Representative.  In addition to his service as Deputy Trade Representative in the Reagan Administration and a distinguished career practicing trade law, Bob was Chief of Staff of the Senate Finance Committee under the leadership of Mr. Agriculture, Senator Robert Dole.  Bob understands the fundamental importance of agriculture trade and how to advance US trade interests. Congratulations to President-elect Trump on a great choice for Trade Representative.”


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, ethanol, starch, advanced bioproducts, corn oil and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein and fiber.