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AFF Member Organizations Praise Trump Admin For Modernizing USMCA
 

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Trade Is Critical To Agriculture, Especially Trade With Our Two Closet Neighbors.  The USMCA Builds On The Success Our Farmers And Ranchers Have Seen From NAFTA.” (American Farm Bureau Federation, “Farm Bureau Applauds Trade Progress With Canada,” Press Release, 10/1/18)

American Soybean Association President John Heisdorffer: “Our Soybean Harvest This Year Is Large, And We Are Facing Great Uncertainty In China, So A Modernized NAFTA Is Timely And Beneficial For Our Farmers And Rural Communities.” (American Soybean Association, “New ‘NAFTA’ Announced: Soybean Growers Pleased Administration Has Reached Deal With Canada And Mexico,” Press Release, 10/1/18)

Corn Refiners Association: “This Is A Milestone.  Mexican And Canadian Markets Are Very Important To American Farmers, Ranchers, And Agribusiness.  We Commend President Trump For His Efforts To Conclude This Trilateral Agreement.” (Corn Refiners Association, “Corn Refiners Association Statement On New U.S. Trade Agreement With Mexico And Canada,” Press Release, 10/1/18)

National Association Of State Departments Of Agriculture President Jeff Witte: “As We Look Forward To Reviewing The Full Details Of This Agreement In The Coming Days, We Applaud The Important Win This Deal Represents For American Farmers, Ranchers, And Agribusinesses, And Provides Important Momentum For Future Trade Agreements.” (National Association Of State Departments Of Agriculture, “State Agriculture Officials Applaud Tri-Lateral U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement,” Press Release, 10/1/18)

U.S. Dairy Export Council: “The Outlines Of The NAFTA Pact Remain Intact, Which Will Allow The U.S. Agricultural Sector To Continue Developing New International Markets For Our Farmers … It Is Imperative That The United States Remains An Integral Player In Driving The Global Trade Agenda.” (U.S. Dairy Export Council, “U.S. Dairy Organizations Thank Trump Administration For Concluding New Trade Agreement With Canada, Mexico,” Press Release, 10/1/18)

National Milk Producers Federation President & CEO Jim Mulhern: “This Agreement, When Implemented, Should Give Us Additional Marketing Opportunities That Will Allow Us To Provide High-Quality American Dairy Products To Canada, Which Means We’ve Made Incremental Progress.” (U.S. Dairy Export Council, “U.S. Dairy Organizations Thank Trump Administration For Concluding New Trade Agreement With Canada, Mexico,” Press Release, 10/1/18)

International Dairy Foods Federation President & CEO Michael Dykes: “This New Agreement Will Preserve Our Vital Partnership With Both Countries And Allow The U.S. Dairy Industry To Seek More Export Opportunities.” (U.S. Dairy Export Council, “U.S. Dairy Organizations Thank Trump Administration For Concluding New Trade Agreement With Canada, Mexico,” Press Release, 10/1/18)

U.S. Grains Council Chairman Jim Stitzlein: “No Trade Agreement Has Had More Impact On The Feed Grain Sector Than NAFTA, Which Prompted Explosive Growth In Our Export Sales To Both Countries As Well As The Development Of A Fully-Integrated Grains And Livestock Supply Chain Within North America.” (Candace Krebs, “Progress On Trade Helps Boost Fall Harvest,” Ag Journal, 10/10/18)

National Pork Producers Council President Jim Heimerl: “The Three-Way Pact With Mexico And Canada, Our Largest And Fourth Largest Export Markets, Respectively, And The Recently Signed Agreement With Korea Represent Welcome Momentum During What Has Been A Challenging Year.” (National Pork Producers Council, “Recent Deals Preserve Zero-Tariff Access To Three Of Top Five Markets,” Press Release, 10/1/18)

Association Of American Railroads President & CEO Edward Hamberger: “The Free Flow Of Goods Across North America Without Burdensome Tariffs Is A Net Positive For U.S. Workers, Bedrock Industries And The Economy.” (American Association Of Railroads, “AAR Statement On USMCA,” Press Release, 10/1/18)

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