In what is considered a win for rural America, President Donald Trump has signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement also known as USMCA.
After attending the White House signing ceremony, House Ag Committee Chair K. Michael Conaway issued the following statement:
“President Trump promised America’s farmers and ranchers a better trading relationship with our North American neighbors, and today, he fulfilled that pledge by signing USMCA into law. I look forward to Canada quickly approving USMCA, so all three nations can reap the benefits of this historic trade deal.”
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost of Illinois said the following after the signing of USMCA:
“Things are looking up for America’s farmers, with USMCA expected to strengthen exports for our farmers by an expected $2.2 billion annually, opening markets up to American dairy, wheat, and poultry products. The agreement is expected to create over 176,000 new U.S. jobs. And it will give the nearly 70,000 Illinoisans whose jobs depend on fair and free trade with Canada and Mexico the certainly they deserve. Under President Trump’s leadership and with bipartisan support in Congress, we’ve taken big step forward on behalf of the American people.”