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U.S.-Mexico-Canada pact, China trade deal applauded


January 23, 2020

U.S. wheat advocacy groups applauded two developments on the trade front last week.

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) praised the U.S. Senate for passing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Jan. 16.

“Trade deals can put the price of wheat back on track for many growers and create new opportunities for many farmers,” said NAWG President and Lavon, Texas, farmer Ben Scholz. “NAWG applauds the U.S. Senate for moving quickly on passing USMCA out of the Chamber.”

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