BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Ted Mottaz, President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, issued the following statement regarding the ceremony to sign the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):
“Illinois corn farmers rely on a relationship with our closest neighbors, Mexico and Canada, to sell not only corn, but also ethanol, dried distiller’s grains, poultry, pork and beef. Mexico and Canada are our top customers of corn in all forms. That makes today’s signing of the USMCA an important day for corn farmers.
“Thank you to the Trump administration for prioritizing this trade agreement and taking important first steps to continue our relationship with Mexico and Canada. Farmers in Illinois and all over the nation are desperate for the stability that this trade agreement will provide and we urge Congressional leadership to move quickly to ratify this agreement.”
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