STATEMENT: USMCA deal to replace NAFTA
The following statement regarding the announcement of trade progress with Mexico and Canada can be attributed to Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening.
“Texas Farm Bureau is pleased the United States, Mexico and Canada have reached an agreement to modernize NAFTA.
"For decades, farmers and ranchers have seen many positive benefits of this important trade pact. It has been Texas Farm Bureau’s position that important provisions of NAFTA be maintained while dealing with remaining trade barriers.
"We are hopeful the updated agreement will give us access to more agricultural markets and level the trade playing field for American farmers and ranchers. U.S. agriculture needed a ‘win,’ and it appears this new agreement provides that opportunity.
"We look forward to working with the administration and Congress to deliver new trade opportunities for American agriculture. We commend the Trump administration for working to get us to this pivotal point."