Senate approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA) last week marks a significant milestone for Iowa agriculture, said Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill, a Warren County crop and livestock farmer.

The USMCA, which updates the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, is projected to boost ag exports by roughly $2.2 billion per year.

“Mexico and Canada are the two largest export markets for U.S. agriculture, and the passage of USMCA will provide more freedom and certainty in the marketplace, fairer trade and increased opportunities for Iowa farmers,” said Hill.

The Senate easily passed...