CENTENNIAL, COLO.–Jan. 16, 2020– Today, the United States Senate passed the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement by a 89-10 vote. The following statement is attributed to Don Shawcroft, President of the Colorado Farm Bureau:

“Today’s long-awaited ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement will provide necessary stability and vital opportunity for the agriculture industry to thrive by increasing U.S. exports by $2 billion. Colorado itself exports over $1.4 billion and $2.8 billion worth of goods to Canada and Mexico, respectively, which is why it is so incredibly important to have this agreement finalized.

For over a year, farmers and ranchers from across the country have written letters, made phone calls, and reached out to their elected officials urging them to make USMCA official. While the process has taken longer than we hoped, we are thankful for today’s news and are excited to strengthen our relationships with our neighbors to the north and south.”