The agriculture community has been waiting for the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement to head to President Trump’s desk for his signature for a week. Wednesday the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Chuck Grassley, signed the implementing bill at an enrollment ceremony. He was joined by Ag Senators from the Midwest.
Senator Grassley signed the bill which will be worth $2.2 billion dollars to the agriculture industry. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) just came back from the American Farm Bureau Convention in Texas, where the President spoke on trade.
Missouri Republican Senator Roy Blunt talked about the benefits of the trade deal for the Midwest.
Senator Deb Fisher (R-NE) talked about how many Midwest industries will benefit, not just agriculture.
However, don’t expect to see instantaneous changes tomorrow. That is the word from Senate Ag Appropriations Chairman Senator John Hoeven (R-ND)
Chairman Roberts states that even though we may have to wait to see the benefits build, the sense of optimism is stronger in rural America with the movement on these trade deals.