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Agriculture Groups Respond to USMCA Signing

Agriculture groups applaud President Donald Trump for signing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. 

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall says, “There is definitely increased optimism on farms and ranches across America and we’re grateful for the advances, but we’re also realists eager to see results.” 

American Soybean Association President Bill Gordon attended the signing ceremony Wednesday. 

Gordon states, “We reiterate our hearty thanks to both houses of Congress, the President, and their staff who worked together to make this important deal happen.” 

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jennifer Houston also attended, and points out USMCA follows the new WOTUS rule, a Phase One trade agreement with China, and changes to the National Environmental Policy Act. 

Houston says, “it’s easy to see that 2020 is off to a truly historic start for U.S. beef producers.” 

Finally, National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson stated that while USMCA is a big step forward, “it should be a floor for future trade deals, not a ceiling.”

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