Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst made the following statement regarding the implementation of the USMCA trade agreement:

“We are pleased to see USMCA officially implemented this week. This is a big win not just for Missouri agriculture, but for farmers and ranchers nationwide. USMCA is expected to increase agricultural exports by $2 billion. We are excited for the positive impact that this historic deal will have on Missouri farmers and ranchers.

“This trade agreement benefits many commodities, such as dairy, poultry and wheat. It also ensures that products from all countries will be graded and treated in an equal manner. The deal also addresses new technologies that are important to farmers and ranchers. We look forward to a continued strong partnership with Canada and Mexico.”