The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) is celebrating the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s (USMCA) entry into full force today. ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock released the following statement:
“Today is a new day in our relationship with our trading partners. We are optimistic that this agreement will be mutually beneficial and allow our retailer members and their farmer-customers to recover from recent economic strife.
“With expanded market access and zero-tariff platforms among ag products, there is no doubt this is an upgrade for American farmers and agribusinesses. ARA is grateful for the bipartisan effort and leadership of Congress and the Trump administration that brought this historic agreement to the finish line.
“ARA thanks its membership for their dedicated grassroots advocacy that began when the agreement was first announced and continued until its ratification.”
ARA was an active member of the USMCA Coalition and participated in several social media days of action urging Congress to pass leading up to this milestone day.