Corn growers participate in USMCA signing ceremony

The President of the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association was at the White House for the signing of the USMCA trade deal. Doug Rebout from Janesville, Wisconsin says, “To be able to be there for the signing of it, it just kind of makes you feel that all of these years of hard work has paid off.”

Rebout tells Brownfield his understanding is that Canada now has 60 days to sign the USMCA, but the U.S. and Mexico don’t have to wait. “Now that Mexico and the U.S. have signed it, yes, they can start working on the implementation of different things.”

But, Rebout expects full implementation will take time. “It is government, so there is going to be a few hiccups here and there, but at least the main deal is done and for Mexico and Canada, we’re seeing that light at the end of the tunnel.”

Rebout says it’s very rewarding to see that corn growers and other ag groups have been heard, and their hard work has paid off and now it’s time to move forward with trade deals in other countries.

Photo left to right: Minnesota Corn Growers Association President Les Anderson, Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association President Patty Mann, Wisconsin Corn Growers Association President Doug Rebout at the White House for the USMCA signing ceremony

Wisconsin Corn Growers Association President Doug Rebout discusses the White House USMCA signing ceremony with Brownfield’s Larry Lee 1/29/20

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