Missouri’s farmers export massive amounts of products to foreign countries. We need to open new markets and address existing issues with our trading partners.
Agriculture is a major component of foreign trade. Missouri Farm Bureau works for greater access to global markets through new trade agreements and enforcement of existing trade commitments. MOFB members can receive trade updates through our weekly newsletter and our podcast, Digging In with Missouri Farm Bureau.
Congress approved the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in December 2019, a move that replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with an updated agreement. In addition, the U.S. has entered into a Phase 1 deal with China that would address existing problems between the two countries and solve many of the ongoing battles over tariffs. MOFB will continue to advocate for additional agreements that will give our farmers greater access to foreign markets, including possible agreements with the United Kingdom, European Union, Kenya and India.