DELAWARE, Ohio — The Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association was pleased to witness President Trump signing the historic United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Passage of the USMCA has been a priority for the Association for nearly 2 years and we are pleased that it is finally law.
Association President, Patty Mann, was invited to attend the signing of USMCA at the White House. Mann made the following statement regarding today’s announcement:
“It was exciting to be at the White House representing Ohio corn and small grain farmers on such a historic day. To stand behind the President as USMCA was signed is certainly a moment I will never forget. It was a very exciting day for me and all of our members.
Passage of USMCA is important for corn, wheat, and small grain growers in Ohio. Having solid trade partnerships with our largest foreign markets – Mexico and Canada – is vitally important for a thriving Ohio economy.”
The OCWGA supports fair trade policies which play a vital role in raising the standard of living for all people. Through effective trade policy, Ohio’s farmers prosper, and their local communities flourish.
Tadd Nicholson, Executive Director of Ohio Corn & Wheat added:
“Our members worked extremely hard to make sure that policy makers understood the importance of this trade agreement. The Administration and Congress heard our message and we are happy that this agreement has been ratified. Our OCWGA members and Ohio farmers should be very proud of the advocacy effort that was made on USMCA.”
Ohio Farm Bureau President Frank Burkett released the following statement:
“The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement secures our valuable trade partnership with our nearest neighbors and locks in continued market opportunities for agriculture that have been developed over the past two decades. USMCA equals an increase of $2 billion in ag exports and sets the stage for new deals that will level the playing field for Ohio farmers.“
— Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association
— Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
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