NMPF Drives Coast-to-Coast to Support USMCA
December 9, 2019
Lawmakers and the White House – and NMPF — remain hopeful that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) may pass Congress in 2019, possibly as soon as this week. NMPF has kept up the drumbeat for USMCA passage this year, proactively meeting with key legislators, engaging with agricultural allies, and working to ensure that the dairy-farmer voices are heard loud and clear on Capitol Hill.
NMPF in October worked with USDEC to organize a farm and food coalition letter to every member of New York’s congressional delegation. This letter cited the critical benefits that agricultural producers and food manufacturers, including dairy farmers and processors, bring to New York. NMPF also helped rally support for USMCA in the state of Washington by working with one of our members and securing placement of a letter to the Seattle Times written by a dairy farmer whose farm relies on trade.
NMPF is poised to engage quickly with lawmakers once implementing legislation is sent to Congress, given the dwindling numbers of legislative days.