A push to pass trade pact

A push to pass trade pact
Iowa Farm Bureau members visited with Iowa Rep. Dave Loebsack to push for passage of the trade deal with Canada and Mexico and to continue support for renewable fuels.

Iowa Farm Bureau leaders urged lawmakers to push for swift passage of the revised trade agreement with Canada and Mexico in meetings last week with members of Iowa’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C.

The Iowa leaders emphasized that the proposed trade deal, called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) would ensure trade continuity with two of the top markets for U.S. crops and livestock. Otherwise, they said, the United States could fall behind global competitors, which are ramping up production and working to grab market share in a dynamic world market.

“We just need to get the USMCA done,” said Cordt Holub, a Tama County Farm Bureau member, as he prepared for a meeting with Iowa First District Rep. Abby Finkenauer and for meetings...

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