Agreement draws positive reaction

Reaction seems to be positive in the ag community regarding the newly-announced trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada.

President Trump reported that the countries have reached an agreement on the renegotiated NAFTA, now formerly known as the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

“The initial prospects released by the administration are encouraging,” said House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway. “President Trump promised to deliver a modernized NAFTA agreement that was better for America’s farmers, ranchers, businesses and workers – and I’m hopefully this newly announced agreement will do just that.”

“The trade agreement announced today with Mexico and Canada is a positive step in putting American workers and farmers on a more even playing field,” stated U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12).

The Illinois Soybean Growers says it values trade and access to markets. ISG Chairwoman Lynn Rohrscheib from Fairmount, Illinois had some encouraging words about the deal.

“Once approved by Congress, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement could provide some support to the soybean industry and customers who use our soybeans,” Rohrscheib explained.

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