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National Assoc. of Wheat Growers Participates in Widely Attended Rally Supporting USMCA on Capitol Hill

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:57:44 CDT

National Assoc. of Wheat Growers Participates in Widely Attended Rally Supporting USMCA on Capitol Hill Today, Farmers for Free Trade held a rally on Capitol Hill to raise support for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Members of Congress, including House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson and Ranking Member Mike Conaway, as well as farm leaders attended the event to discuss how USMCA provides growers with improved market access while maintaining the zero-tariff platform. With NAWG being a member of Farmers for Free Trade, President Ben Scholz was slated to provide brief remarks during the rally.   


“Over the past five years, Mexico has consistently been the top market for U.S. wheat exports,” stated NAWG President and Lavon, Texas wheat farmer Ben Scholz. “USMCA retains tariff-free access to imported U.S. wheat for our long-time flour milling customers in Mexico. Further, the Agreement takes an important step towards fixing the Canadian grain grading system which automatically designates U.S. wheat imported as the lowest grade wheat which puts America’s wheat growers at a competitive disadvantage.”


The benefits of the USMCA aren’t limited to only wheat farmers. When NAFTA was implemented, U.S. agricultural exports to Canada and Mexico quadrupled from $8.9 billion in 1993 to $39 billion in 2017, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. Further, according to independent analysis by the U.S. International Trade Commission, full implementation of the USMCA would increase U.S. agricultural exports to the world by $2.2 billion. Additionally, trade with Canada and Mexico supports 12 million American jobs, and 49 U.S. states count Mexico or Canada as one of their top three merchandise export markets.


“NAWG calls on Congressional leaders and the Administration to find a path forward for USMCA this year,” continued Scholz. “Agriculture desperately needs a win in trade and passing the USMCA will put us in the right direction. Once in place, USMCA will bring jobs and more certainty to rural America and across the United States.”



Source - National Association of Wheat Growers




   

 

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