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USMCA: “Good News For Our Farmers And Our Nation”
Farmers Reiterate That All Markets, Including Mexico And Canada, Are Important


(Source: Yellowhammer & Capital Journal)

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Trade Is Critical to Agriculture, Especially Trade With Our Two Closest Neighbors.  We Are Grateful For The Progress With Mexico And Canada, And We Look Forward To Working With The Administration To Strengthen New And Existing Opportunities For Agricultural Trade Across The Globe.” (Sean Ross, “Alabama Farmers Federation Applauds Trump’s NAFTA Replacement,” Yellowhammer, 10/2/18)

U.S. Wheat Associates Vice President Steve Mercer: “It Would Be A Big Step Forward To Make This Much More Fair For U.S. Farmers Along The Border To Sell Their Wheat Into Canada.” (Amy Mayer, “NAFTA Replacement May Help Wheat, Dairy But Keeps Much The Same For Ag,” Iowa Public Radio, 10/3/18)

Shawnee County Agricultural Agent: “Any Stabilization For Our Farmers Would Be Great Because We Need To Get The Market Stable, And Not Up And Down.  We Just Need To Get It Stable For Our Farmers Because They’re Struggling Anyway.” (Hannah Brandt, “Kansas Farmers Hopeful About New NAFTA,” KSNT, 10/2/18)

National Association Of Wheat Growers CEO Chandler Goule: “This Agreement Is A Strong Sign That We Value Our Trading Partners.  It’s A Message To Our Wheat Growers That Better Trade Is On The Way.” (Diego Flammini, “U.S. Farm Groups Welcome New NAFTA,” Farms.com, 10/2/18)

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.” (Diego Flammini, “U.S. Farm Groups Welcome New NAFTA,” Farms.com, 10/2/18)

Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell: “This Is Good News For Farmers And Our Nation As A Whole.  Canada And Mexico Are Our Two Largest Export Markets.  This Agreement Not Only Preserves Our Partnership With These Neighbors, But It Also Shows The United States Can Get A Better Deal For American Farmers, Businesses And Families Through Strong Negotiations.” (Sean Ross, “Alabama Farmers Federation Applauds Trump’s NAFTA Replacement,” Yellowhammer, 10/2/18)

National Corn Growers Association President Lynn Chrisp: “NAFTA Has Been An Unequivocal Success Story For American Agriculture, Opening Markets That Since Enactment Have Become Vitally Important to U.S. Corn Farmers, And Providing Certainty To Farmers And The Rural Economy.” (Jack Torry, JD Malone & Megan Henry, “New Version Of NAFTA Could Be Good For Ohio, Experts Say,” The Columbus Dispatch, 10/1/18)

Iowa Farmer Robb Ewoldt: “I Think It’s A Step In The Right Direction.  It Might Give Us A Little Bit More Hope For Trade Talks With China Then.  If We Can Get This Done, Let’s Get China Done.” (Sarah Ritter, “USMCA Trade Deal ‘A Boost To Morale’ For Farmers, But Several Questions Unanswered,” Quad-City Times, 10/1/18)

Iowa Farmer Tim Bardole: “As Long As We’re Getting Trade Deals With Countries, It Makes Me More Optimistic We Could Get A Deal With China.” (Donnelle Eller, “Iowa Farmers Like U.S. Deal With Canada, Mexico, But Question When Tariffs Will Be Lifted,” Des Moines Register, 10/1/18)

Iowa Soybean Association Spokesperson Aaron Putze: “It Bodes Well For Soybean Farmers … Especially As We Look At A Record Harvest Coming Out Of The Fields.” (Donnelle Eller, “Iowa Farmers Like U.S. Deal With Canada, Mexico, But Question When Tariffs Will Be Lifted,” Des Moines Register, 10/1/18)

Illinois Farm Bureau Tamara Nelsen: “Our Next Priority (Is) Assertive Negotiations With China To Try To Resolve Our Issues With China.  China Is Critical, Especially For Soybeans.  We Also Look Forward To Advancing Trade With Other Countries.” (Sarah Ritter, “USMCA Trade Deal ‘A Boost To Morale’ For Farmers, But Several Questions Unanswered,” Quad-City Times, 10/1/18)

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