A new coalition, American for Farmers and Families, representing farmers, suppliers, refiners, transporters, retailers and consumers are speaking out to preserve and modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement.
In yet another surprise announcement, the administration has put tariffs on steel and aluminum from some of its most important trading partners. As a result, Mexico is threatening to retaliate against U.S. pork.
Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue is vocal the Trump administration is leaning towards potentially drifting away from the trilateral North American Free Trade Agreement and heading toward two separate bilateral agreements.
Chuck Conner, president and CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, said the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has support across agriculture and should be an easy decision for Congress to finalize.
U.S. pork is currently on three trade retaliation lists. NPPC continues to urge the administration to remove tariffs on Mexican steel and aluminum imports so Mexico will lift its 20% retaliatory tariff on U.S. pork.