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U.S. dairy industry awaits USMCA ratification 

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Anderson Erickson (AE) Dairy may not export dairy products, however, the Iowa-based dairy company benefits from trade. The Honorable Tom Vilsack, speaking at Anderson Erickson Dairy on Monday, says it is important to understand, “Trade is as much about jobs as it is about farmers.”

Vilsack argues, “For the dairy industry, more so than any other aspect of American agriculture, there are direct benefits,” from the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which still awaits final ratification. He shares how the revised agreement will aid United States dairy producers.

Vilsack shares the U.S. dairy farmers hopes to see a finalized agreement by year-end, in hopes of avoiding the political ramifications of a presidential election in 2020.