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Prompt Passage of USMCA Remains Critical for Dairy Industry

September 4, 2019

The U.S. dairy industry is working to ensure that passage of the USMCA should be at the top of the agenda when Congress returns to Capitol Hill on September 9.

In order to keep the momentum moving forward and help provide members with resources they can use to advocate for USMCA’s passage, NMPF has expanded the messaging toolkit available to advocates with the addition of written templates that can be customized according to the targeted audience.

Resources include downloadable sample letters to congressional representatives from either a dairy company or a supplying farmer. A template op-ed for a local newspaper from company leadership or a farmer who is passionate about securing trade opportunities is also available.

As Congress wrestles with addressing final outstanding USMCA issues with the White House in September, direct communication from industry stakeholders is critical to ensuring sufficient congressional support. NMPF will continue to work alongside industry allies to encourage Congress to quickly ratify USMCA and bring home immediate benefits for dairy farmers and the rural economy.