AFBF state leaders pleased with trade wins
January 20, 2020 By Julie Harker Filed Under: 2020 Events, News
State Farm Bureau leaders say there’s much to look forward to now that strides have been made on major trade issues.
A year ago, Farm Bureau delegates were talking about the
need for Congress to pass the USMCA and called for the end to the China trade
Now, the USMCA has passed Congress and a phase-one trade
deal has been signed with China.
Steve Nelson is President of the Nebraska Farm Bureau tells Brownfield
Ag News, “It’ll take time in both cases to see the effects of the trade
agreements. These are things we’ve been asking for, things that we believe
farmers and ranchers need and so it’s great progress and great news.”
Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue told members last night, China would
double its US ag purchases and President Trump said China would triple them.
Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst says it is good
that there are numbers in the agreement for 2020 and ’21, “It may be not quite
a tripling but they are nice increases over our levels of 2017 which, of
course, was the top year for China exports. So the fact that it’s written down,
it’s in the agreement – we can hold people accountable. That’s good news.”
President Trump told members last night he would be signing the USMCA very soon.
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