Ag groups and officials pleased with USMCA progress
December 10, 2019 By Amie Simpson Filed Under: News, Trade
Many ag groups and officials are pleased with the progress on the USMCA.
Secretary Sonny Perdue says the agreement is a big win for American workers and
the economy. He says he is encouraged by today’s breakthrough and that the
House and Senate need to work diligently to pass the USMCA by Christmas.
Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall encouraged Congress to quickly ratify the
USMCA as agriculture is at a critical crossroads with low commodity prices and
losses from natural disasters and the trade war.
Corn Growers Association President Kevin Ross says today’s announcement brings
the US one step closer to ratifying the agreement and securing trade
relationships with Mexico and Canada. He says it’s been a tough year for farmers
who need the certainty this agreement would provide.
National Grain and Feed Association President and CEO Randy Gordon commends US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and House leaders on reaching an agreement over enforcement issues. He says ratifying the agreement quickly will be a win for the US and its North American trading partners.
Wheat Associates and National Association of Wheat Growers say today’s signing
of the renegotiated USMCA is a welcome step toward a final agreement that will
benefit wheat growers and the entire agriculture industry.
NAWG President and Texas Farmer Ben Scholz says they are hopeful today’s news will motivate Congress to vote on the agreement before the end of the year.
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