WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following statement today after the White House announced a trade agreement with Mexico:
- Todays announcement of a two-year trade agreement with Mexico is a step in the right direction. Im pleased to see President Trump making good on his promise to provide better certainty for Nebraska farmers and ranchers. I am hopeful this announcement will send a positive signal to our other NAFTA partner, Canada, that the United States is committed to modernizing trade agreements.
Fischer has attended three meetings with President Trump at the White House to stress the importance of trade in Nebraska.
Key Nebraska Ag Stats:
- NAFTA countries account for 45 percent of all Nebraskas agricultural exports, and Mexico is our second largest customer. In 2017, Mexico was Nebraskas largest export market for corn, wheat, dairy products, sugar and sweeteners, and animal fats. Additionally, Mexico is our second largest export market for soybeans and soybean products, dry edible beans, sorghum, and distillers grains.