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Today, the U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) officially enters into force, a culmination of years of work to update and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), offering partners improved agricultural market access and freer, fairer trade between the countries.

“This agreement solidifies our country’s most important and strategic trade relationships with our best customers and promises further economic growth in tandem with our most-valued partners – Mexico and Canada,” said Darren Armstrong, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) chairman. “We appreciate the administration’s hard-won efforts to deliver and implement an agreement that includes significant improvements and offers more modern approaches to trade and we thank our partners in both Canada and Mexico whose efforts have been equally appreciated and fruitful.”

From negotiations to ratification, the Council worked and continues to work within the industry and with Canadian and Mexican corn, sorghum, barley, co-products and ethanol customers to ensure the needs of the U.S. grains sector are met and USMCA will build on the success the U.S. experienced under NAFTA.

“We often hosted Mexican buyers to the United States, sent U.S. farmers on missions to Mexico and have continued to market the importance of our trade relationships with our stakeholders in both countries,” said Armstrong. “Both the Council’s leaders and members are very pleased to see USMCA enter into force today and look forward to many prosperous years for our country’s farmers and those in Mexico and Canada.”

COVID-19 in one way or another has had an effect on all of us in agriculture.  With Nebraska Corn we brought together some of the leaders in the agriculture industry to talk about what they are doing for their members in light of the happenings in the world.

Ryan LeGrand serves as the President and CEO for the U.S. Grains Council.  He & I talked about how COVID-19 has changed how they reach out to customers…

 

USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom said there has been a few surprises that have came due to COVID-19…

 

Roger Berry is Administrator for the Nebraska Ethanol Board.  The ethanol industry has been hit hard due to COVID.

 

Ryan LeGrand serves as the President and CEO for the U.S. Grains Council.  He said that there are high hopes going into the future and that includes corn and sorghum…

 

Kelly Brunkhorst. Executive Director at Nebraska Corn described COVID-19 in one word for his corn growers…

 

USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom talks to be about some surprise that have come in since COVID-19 took over daily lives…