Congress should ratify USMCA trade deal now
By American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall
Feb. 22, 2019
When it comes to trade, America’s farmers and ranchers know a good deal when they see one. After private and public analysis, it is clear that the recently negotiated U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is good news at a time when we need it most. Not only does USMCA help lock in the quadrupling of U.S. agricultural exports to our neighbors accomplished over the last 25 years, but it also includes reform of a number of trade rules and is projected to further increase our exports to two of our most important markets.
In this time of economic challenge for agriculture, it is vital that Congress ratify this trade deal now.