Statement by Steve Nelson, President, Regarding Signing of United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA)
LINCOLN, NEB. – “Today’s signing of the United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a step in the right direction toward normalizing our trading relationship with two of our largest trading partners and closest allies. We thank President Trump as well his administration for all of their hard work in getting this new agreement, which does contain many positive wins for farmers and ranchers, this far. We now call upon Congress to take up and pass this new agreement quickly in order to provide a level of certainty for Nebraska’s farm and ranch families.”
“However, it is also important to note the cloud of continued U.S. tariffs on imported steel and aluminum continue to hang over this new agreement. As long as these tariffs remain, Nebraska’s farmers, ranchers, small businesses, and consumers won’t be able to fully take advantage of the new opportunities that exist under this new agreement.”
The Nebraska Farm Bureau is grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service and advocacy efforts. More than 61,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit www.nefb.org.