Fifty agricultural organizations representing U.S. farmers, ranchers, processors, food producers and exporters sent a letter to all members of Congress in November urging passage of the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.

The agreement provides immediate duty-free access to Peru's market for two-thirds of U.S. agricultural products, including beef, wheat, soybeans, whey, cotton, corn oil, corn gluten feed and meal, apples, pears, peaches, cherries, almonds, frozen French fries, cookies, distilled spirits and breakfast cereals. The American Farm Bureau Federation estimates the agreement will increase U.S. farm exports by $705 million.