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United for USMCA: NMPF Members Advocate for Free Trade

August 5, 2019

focused on the importance of trade to agriculture and the need for Congress to quickly pass USMCA, focusing on the dairy industry.

In his remarks, Pence recognized CDI members Jim Wilson, Johnny Fagundes III, and John Fagundes IV and highlighted the benefits that USMCA will bring to our nation’s dairy farmers.

“I have to tell you, I watched this president drive a hard bargain,” on dairy during USMCA negotiations with Canada, Pence said. “The USMCA is a win for American dairy.”

Also as part of USMCA advocacy, Northwest Dairy Association Board Chairman and NMPF executive committee member Leroy Plagerman recently hosted a Farmers for Free Trade event at his family farm near Ferndale as part of the nationwide #MotorcadeForTrade.

NMPF is encouraging its members to take the opportunity to engage their representatives while they are in their home districts in August to emphasize the dairy-specific benefits of USMCA, such as locking in existing access to Mexico and disciplining Canada’s milk-pricing system.

NMPF has created an internal document on USMCA with background information, talking points, and an extensive list of actions taken to help move this agreement forward. Click here to download this reference document to help shape any comments. NMPF has also created a flyer on USMCA’s dairy benefits.