BILLINGS, Mont. — The Rural & Agriculture Council of America (RACA) is pleased to announce the creation of our USMCA Action Center.
Canada and Mexico represent the two largest trading partners for America’s farming and ranching families. It is critically important that Congress ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as soon as possible to ensure continued market access and opportunities for U.S. agricultural goods.
Every sector of the agricultural industry is reliant on trade with Canada and Mexico and the USMCA will create greater market access opportunities for our products. For instance, the poultry and egg producers, who exported $1.6 billion to these two countries in 2018, will have new access to Canada for their chicken and eggs. Dairy farmers, who have been struggling to compete internationally, will have new market opportunities due to the elimination of harmful trade policies. Lastly, our corn farmers, who export the most goods to Mexico and Canada, will maintain their access to critical Mexican markets under the USMCA.
To use the Action Center, visit www.ruralag.org/action. Simply enter your zip code and you’ll be instantly connected with your Members of Congress. Boosting trade for rural and agriculture communities is critical to helping our farming and ranching families thrive. Help us tell Congress to schedule a vote on USMCA!
–Rural & Agriculture Council of America