INDIANAPOLIS — Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler issued the following statements on the trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada.
“I applaud President Trump for getting the job done and making good on his promise to put Hoosiers, our workers, farmers and job-creators first. This historic trade deal will further strengthen Indiana’s relationship with Mexico and Canada by removing tariffs and increasing market access on our current $18.8 billion worth of exports. Our farmers and businesses have long told us that they want freer markets, fairer trade and robust economic growth in Indiana – and this deal delivers!” – Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch
“The passage of USMCA is a win for Hoosier farmers and agribusinesses. This improved and modernized trade agreement will increase market access for a variety of agricultural sectors, including dairy, pork, hardwoods, grains and poultry products. In anticipation of this agreement, Indiana agribusiness leaders and officials took part in two agricultural trade missions to both Canada and Mexico where we highlighted how our countries could work together in the areas of trade, tourism and education. We look forward to a continued relationship between our partners to the north and the south.” – Bruce Kettler, Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture
— Indiana State Department of Agriculture
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