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USMCA remains a priority

The first vice president of the National Corn Growers Association says ratifying the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement remains a priority.

Kevin Ross says ratifying the agreement would help expand market opportunities and restore certainty to farmers.  

“Keep those relationships intact and make sure to get that market uncertainty out of the marketplace from the corn perspective,” he says. “But really, we need to get that agreement off the table so we can move on to some other agreements as well.”

There are concerns that it will be difficult to ratify the USMCA in a timely manner, especially with the 2020 election looming.

But, Ross says he is hopeful it can still be done this fall.   

“We really feel that the September and October time frame will be when things happen, so we’re prepared to make sure we’re out there and giving people the information they need to base their vote on and hopefully that vote is yes,” he says.

Ross spoke to Brownfield at the recent US Grains Council Summer Meeting in Cincinnati. 

Audio: Kevin Ross, National Corn Growers Association

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