2/28/17 • General

CRA Releases Statement on Confirmation of Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

February 28, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Corn Refiners Association President and CEO John Bode issued the following statement congratulating Wilbur Ross on his confirmation as Secretary of Commerce.

“We are very pleased that the Senate has finally confirmed the nomination of Wilbur Ross to be our new Commerce Secretary.  We expect him to be an impact player in trade policy, where we need to move forward with agricultural exports, particularly value added agricultural exports, which is the number one segment of American manufacturing jobs.”


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.