Senator Brown says USMCA progress benefits agriculture, workers

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown says he’s hopeful the US Mexico Canada Agreement will be implemented soon.

“There’s no reason any of the three countries, that Mexican President Lopez Obrador (AMLO) or Canadian Prime Minster Trudeau or President Trump, wants to delay implementation it’s just a question of inertia and this stuff doesn’t happen fast enough,” he says. “It was a victory for agriculture and was a victory for workers.”

Brown says the agreement previously pitted workers against farmers, but that isn’t the case now.

The Canadian Minister of Agriculture has said the country will ratify the USMCA soon.

Brown highlighted 2020 priorities including water quality, expanding broadband access in rural communities, securing relief for farmers facing uncertainty, and farm bill implementation. He spoke to media during the Ohio Farm Bureau County Presidents Trip this week in Washington DC.

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