Naig statement on updated North American trade agreement

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For Immediate Release: Monday, Oct. 1, 2018


FR:      Mike Naig, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

TO:      Iowa Reporters and Editors

RE:      Updated North American trade agreement reached

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig issued the following statement regarding the announcement that the U.S., Canada and Mexico have reached an updated North American trade agreement.

“This is the welcome news our farmers need as they bring in this year’s harvest and plan for 2019. Canada and Mexico are our first and second largest trading partners. This agreement brings much needed certainty to our producers and ensures access to these critical markets going forward. This brings positive momentum as the Administration works to conclude other trade agreements. As I have done since becoming Secretary, I will continue to push for opening additional export markets and greater market access for Iowa agriculture products like higher blends of renewable fuels and the approval of E15 year round.”


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