Statement on USMCA

Posted on Oct 2, 2018

International trade is so important to the agriculture industry both here in Kentucky, and throughout the country. It is because of that importance, I can’t emphasize enough how critical trade agreements are to the overall rural American economy.

With the news of an agreement reached with Canada regarding the months-long NAFTA renegotiations, along with the already completed deal with Mexico, we now have a roadmap to guide us into the future regarding trade between the U.S. and our two largest trading partners.

The United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement or, USMCA as it is now known, is such a positive step in helping farm families continue to grow the food, fuel and fiber we need in this country and around the world. 

With this agreement, once it is approved by Congress, we can look forward to the opportunities it will create for our farming operations, the positive impact it will have on our agricultural economy, and the prospects it brings in discovering new trading partners in the future.