Colorado Farm Bureau President Don Shawcroft on USMCA’s Senate Approval

CENTENNIAL, Colo.—Dec. 16, 2020Today, the United States Senate passed the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement by a 89-10 vote. The following statement is attributed to Don Shawcroft, President of the Colorado Farm Bureau:

“Today’s long-awaited ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement will provide necessary stability and vital opportunity for the agriculture industry to thrive by increasing U.S. exports by $2 billion. Colorado itself exports over $1.4 billion and $2.8 billion worth of goods to Canada and Mexico, respectively, which is why it is so incredibly important to have this agreement finalized.

For over a year, farmers and ranchers from across the country have written letters, made phone calls and reached out to their elected officials urging them to make USMCA official. While the process has taken longer than we hoped, we are thankful for today’s news and are excited to strengthen our relationships with our neighbors to the north and south.”

About the Colorado Farm Bureau

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.

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By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.