This week’s signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement offers certainty beyond the farm for agriculture. 

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers says the agreement will help equipment makers grow in the United States, compete globally, and support millions of jobs across the country. 

Case IH North American Vice President Scott Harris serves on the AEM board of directors. 

Harris says that, “With commodity price stagnation and global market uncertainty, solidifying and expanding the North American market is absolutely critical for the broader agricultural community,” including AEM member dealers and customers. 

AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 1,000 companies in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. 

Since the creation of NAFTA two decades ago, AEM says equipment manufacturers have benefited greatly from duty-free market access to Canada and Mexico, adding USMCA builds upon that success, supporting 1.3 million jobs in the U.S., and 149,000 more in Canada.