Courtesy American Farm Bureau – July 30, 2019 – Statement from AFB 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.”