“The announcement from the Administration that a Phase One trade agreement with China has been completed is a step toward resolving the nearly two-year trade conflict that has significantly harmed California growers,” stated CWA State President Rose Tryon. “Agricultural purchases of fruit, vegetables and tree nuts will help the California agriculture industry. The Chinese commitment to resolve non-tariff barrier issues is another important part of the deal.”
President Trump signed the China trade agreement as well as the U.S. Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) with praise and encouragement from many agricultural representatives who were present for the ceremonies.
“The USMCA would replace the North America Free Trade Agreement and will enhance the movement of food products between the countries,” stated CWA Legislative Task Force Director Carol Chandler. “CWA believes this new agreement will benefit California farmers by improving market access in Mexico and Canada; both countries have proven to be vital trade partners over the years.”
Members of the CWA believe that these agreements will have a significant impact on American farmers. By building upon the existing trading relationships between the three countries, California’s agriculture industry will continue to thrive, and trade access will allow for continual economic growth.
“The top three markets for U.S. food and agricultural products have historically been Canada, Mexico, and China,” continued Tryon. “Exports continue to be a major factor in the rural economy, generating farm income and supporting agricultural jobs.”
For more information regarding these trade deals, please send the CWA leaders an email at email@example.com.
About California Women for Agriculture (CWA)
The CWA’s mission is to promote and develop the interest of California women involved or interested in agriculture and to promote a strong agriculture industry in California. CWA’s efforts are guided by five principle objectives: to speak on behalf of agriculture in an intelligent, informative, direct and truthful manner; to keep CWA members informed on legislative activities pertaining to agriculture; to join forces when the need arises to deal with agricultural issues and challenges; to improve the public image of farmers and; to develop a rapport with consumers, educators, and governmental & business leaders in communities throughout the State. Interested parties are encouraged to visit the CWA’s website at www.cawomen4ag.com to learn more about membership opportunities and community events.
–California Women for Agriculture (CWA)
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