While the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) awaits ratification, southeastern growers and industry groups continue to voice their concerns about the agreement. USMCA, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rewrite, did not include provisions protecting southeastern producers from what some call unfair trade practices from Mexico.
During a recent press conference, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue addressed these claims in hopes to set the record straight on how much good NAFTA and now the USMCA bring to American agricultural producers, including those in the Southeast.
Listen to Perdue’s comments:
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