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Farm Bureau Statement on USMCA Senate Hearing

Newsroom / July 30, 2019

Today, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall.

“One message came through loud and clear from today’s hearing: It’s time to wrap up negotiations and ratify USMCA. Rarely, if ever, have we heard support from such diverse interests, recognizing the benefits of this agreement.

“Farm Bureau applauds Senator Chuck Grassley for holding today’s hearing and Ambassador Lighthizer for his tenacity in moving the negotiations with Congress forward. We urge those at the table to double down on finalizing implementation details so this agreement can be quickly approved.

“Farmers and ranchers are carrying the heaviest burden from the ongoing trade wars. We need USMCA now to strengthen relationships with our North American trading partners and improve access to these markets.”

Contact:
Terri Moore
Vice President, Communications
Office (202) 406-3641
terrim@fb.org
 
Shiloh Perry
Media Relations Specialist
(202) 406-3643
shilohp@fb.org
 

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