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Statement by Steve Nelson, President, Regarding House Vote on United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA)

LINCOLN, NEB. – “Today’s vote in the House moves us one step closer to bringing much needed stability in our trade relations with two of our most important trade partners in Mexico and Canada. While this important vote was long overdue, it’s welcomed news in farm country.

We thank Congressman Fortenberry, Bacon, and Smith for their votes and support for USMCA. Securing USMCA is one of the top items on the “to-do” list for expanding markets for our homegrown agriculture products. We encourage the Senate to move swiftly to follow suit.”

For more on the importance of trade to agriculture see Nebraska Farm Bureau’s latest report, “Nebraska Agriculture and International Trade”.

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a 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 58,000 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

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