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Wheat groups applaud revised NAFTA pact


December 6, 2018

U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers released a joint statement last week in response to the Nov. 30 signing of the revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), now called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

The two organizations applauded the agreement’s provisions for wheat farmers.

The USMCA retains tariff-free access to imported U.S. wheat for longtime flour milling customers in Mexico.

“That is a crucial step toward rebuilding trust in U.S. wheat as a reliable supplier in this important, neighboring market,” Steve Mercer, vice...

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