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Commissioner Strain Statement on USMCA Trade Agreement

October 2, 2018

Baton Rouge, La. (Oct. 1, 2018) – Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., praised the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) which modernizes the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “I’m pleased that Canada and Mexico have taken this important step in the right direction toward fair trade and increased market access for American farmers and ranchers,” Strain said. “The deal includes key provisions regarding U.S. wheat, dairy, poultry and eggs. “I’m hopeful the USMCA deal will fuel a renewed effort to improve trade tensions with China, a major agricultural market for Louisiana.”

For additional details on the agreement:

USMCA trade fact sheet on Strengthening North American Trade in Agriculture.

USMCA trade fact sheet on Market Access and Dairy Outcomes.