LINCOLN — The Nebraska Sorghum Producers Association (NeSPA) commends leadership of the House of Representatives for agreeing to advance a modified United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). The modified USMCA is a win for Nebraska Farmers. USMCA importantly provides stability for agricultural industry relationships with Mexico and Canada; America’s largest trade partners.
NeSPA also praises USDA for their recent announcement of sponsorship for seven international trade missions to be held in 2020. The trade missions were announced by Undersecretary McKinney on December 5. Missions are planned for Northern Africa, the Philippines, Spain and Portugal, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, Peru, and the United Arab Emirates.
Executive Director Nate Blum commented, “Moving forward on ratification of the long-awaited USMCA is a win for growers and related agri-business. House leadership is to be commended for working with negotiators from the Administration, Canada and Mexico to achieve modifications on labor standards. Doing so has produced an agreement that can generate broad bipartisan support, which ultimately benefits communities across America.”
“The Administration’s emphasis on developing international markets for agriculture is also important to the long-term fiscal well-being of Nebraska farmers. Trade relationships take time to build, and while the best time to plant a tree was yesterday, today isn’t bad either. NeSPA thanks the Administration for proactively laying the foundation for future agricultural trade partnerships around the world.”
The Nebraska Sorghum Producers Association is a volunteer organization. Funded by membership dues, the Association is the legislative and policy voice of Nebraska’s Sorghum Producers.
— Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board
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