SLO County Farm Bureau Supports USMCA

June 28, 2019
The San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau Board of Directors voted to support the United States - Mexico - Canada (USMCA) Trade agreement at their June 25 meeting.
Over the last 25 years, U.S. food and agricultural exports to Canada and Mexico have more than quadrupled under NAFTA – growing from $9 billion in 1993 to nearly $40 billion in 2018. NAFTA has significantly helped create a reliable, high-quality supply of food products for U.S. consumers, while supporting more than 900,000 American jobs in food and agriculture and related sectors of the economy. USMCA builds on the success of the NAFTA agreement, and will ultimately lead to freer markets and fairer trade. This modernized trade agreement makes improvements to further enhance U.S. food and agricultural exports to our neighbors and would deliver an additional $2.2 billion in U.S. economic activity.
Click below for a KSBY News interview with SLO County Farm Bureau Director, Tom Ikeda, and President, Anna Negranti.
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