Missouri Pork and MO Farm Bureau react to USMCA movement
December 10, 2019 By Julie Harker Filed Under: Missouri, News
The head of the Missouri Pork Association says the news that House Democrats have reached an agreement with the Trump Administration on the USMCA is exciting and he hopes Congress votes on it quickly.
“It’s just phenomenal. If you look at the trading pork that
we do with those two countries – 41% of all our exports goes to Mexico and
Canada so, combined that’s our largest trading block. Mexico has been a partner
for a long, long time as has Canada. We’re very excited to get this thing done.”
Missouri Farm Bureau president Blake Hurst told Brownfield
at Farm Bureau’s annual meeting that the announcement makes him more optimistic
the agreement will be ratified this year, “It’s going to be the passage of a USMCA
by Congress before Christmas. I mean, that’s the goal. That’s what we’re hoping
for and that gives us certainty as we move into the future and that’s really
what we need.”
Missouri Farm Bureau Vice President Todd Hays, who farms in northeast Missouri, says USMCA passage would mean a better end to a challenging year.
Brownfield’s Tom Steever contributed to this story~
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