Friday, September 20, 2019

U.S. Agriculture Secretaries urge ratification

All former U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture since President Ronald Reagan’s administration have declared their support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). 

They send a letter to leaders in Congress, urging them to approve the deal.

It said “We need a strong and reliable trade deal with our top two customers for U.S. agriculture products. USMCA will provide certainty in the North American market for the U.S. farm sector and rural economy. We strongly support ratification of USMCA.” 

The letter was sent by former Secretaries John Block, who served under Reagan, Mike Espy and Dan Glickman who served under Bill Clinton and Ann Veneman, Mike Johanns  and Ed Shafer who served under George W. Bush, and Tom Vilsack who served under Barrack Obama.