ALBANY — The Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance (NEAFA) applauds the U.S. Senate for approving the United States Mexico Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA). “The northeastern agricultural industry, particularly the dairy industry, will benefit from a more balanced trading relationship with Canada and Mexico,” Stated John Clark, NEAFA President.
The agreement will advance United States’ agricultural interests in two of the most important markets for American farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses. USMCA builds upon our existing markets to expand US food and agricultural exports and support food processing and rural jobs. “The agreement includes updates for the dairy industry, a vital requirement for many of NEAFA’s members,” stated Clark. “According to the USDA, America’s dairy farmers will have expanded market opportunities in Canada for a wide variety of dairy products. Specifically, Canada agreed to eliminate the unfair Class 6 and 7 milk pricing programs that allowed their farmers to undersell U.S. producers.”
The mission of the Northeast Agribusiness & Feed Alliance is to advocate, collaborate and educate on behalf of our members, the animal agriculture industry and other stakeholders in New York and the six New England states.
–Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance