Colorado Farm Bureau President Don Shawcroft on the Announcement of USMCA Agreement
CENTENNIAL, Colo.—Dec. 10, 2019— Today, House Democrats announced their support of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The following can be attributed to Don Shawcroft, President of the Colorado Farm Bureau:
“The agreement between the Trump administration and House Democrats on the terms of USMCA is the most welcome news Colorado farmers and ranchers have had in a long time.
Canada and Mexico are Colorado agriculture’s two largest trading partners and the potential failure of the trade deal has hung over our industry and its farm and ranch families for quite some time. Recent trade agreements with Japan and other counties are important for expanding markets, but USMCA has long been a priority for agriculture and this agreement is fantastic news.
While a tricky, final vote on the updated measure still remains, perhaps the biggest hurdle has been cleared and we are confident the measure will move quickly in the coming days.
Colorado’s farm and ranch families now have another reason to be thankful this holiday season.”
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Colorado Farm Bureau is the state’s largest grassroots organization with nearly 25,000 members across Colorado. CFB seeks to promote and protect the future of agriculture and rural values.