DELAWARE/COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association welcomed the Dec. 19 news that the U.S. House of Representatives had voted overwhelmingly, and in a bi-partisan manner, to support Ohio’s grain farmers and pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The association President, Patty Mann, made the following statement regarding the announcement:
“Opening market opportunities is the highest priority for our grower-members, and the USMCA makes major strides in protecting our largest foreign markets – Mexico and Canada. Free trade agreements like this help us feed and fuel the world.”
Ohio’s economy thrives on the export of corn, soft red winter wheat, livestock, ethanol, corn co-products, and small grains. Therefore, developing and maintaining fair and open global trade practices remains an essential policy priority for our state’s agricultural producers. 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:
“Since a potential deal was first announced in September 2018, our members have worked relentlessly to advocate for USMCA with Ohio’s congressional delegation. We are grateful for the broad, bi-partisan support and leadership our delegation has demonstrated on this final agreement.”
Ohio Farm Bureau President Frank Burkett said:
“USMCA solidifies the strong trade relationship that the U.S. has built with Mexico and Canada, especially when it comes to agricultural commodities. We appreciate President Trump and the U.S. House for their efforts in letting the world know that the U.S. is open for business and for giving farmers more market certainty they need to help them succeed. We now ask that the U.S. Senate move forward quickly on the finalization of USMCA.”
— Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
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