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Peru FTA: the show's not over yet

The House vote on November 8 may have been the headliner of the Peru FTA show, but don't forget: there's still a closing act to come. The Senate vote will be sometime in the next two weeks (some folks are saying December 11), and you know what that means: folks should be writing their senators urging them to vote NO.

R-CALF is one group that's taking the fight to the Senate, coming out yesterday with a letter sent to select senators (PDF):

The Peru FTA fails to include four key provisions needed to ensure that independent U.S. cattle producers can compete fairly and equitably in the global market. In addition, it contains inadequate health and safety safeguards to protect the health and welfare of the U.S. livestock industry and U.S. consumers.

ADDENDUM: Also yesterday, a bunch of folks in Missouri drew undecided Sen. Claire McCaskill's attention to some of the flaws in the FTA, as described in this story at the Springfield News-Leader. Among the people participating on the press conference call resulting in this story were representatives from the Missouri Farmers Union and a Teamsters local.

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