Before the impeachment trial began, U-S Senate leaders managed to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, cementing a major new trade deal that’s been years in the making.
Iowa Senator Joni Ernst says this is a vital pact with our neighbors to the north and south and promises a tremendous boost for the Iowa economy:
OC………..”exactly that” :13
Iowa is the nation’s number-one pork producer, and in 2018, Canada and Mexico bought more than 40-percent of all U-S pork exports.
Iowa is also the country’s number-one egg producer and the U-S-M-C-A will raise U-S exports of poultry and eggs to Canada alone by 207-million dollars.
OC………..”big deal” :17
A report from the U-S International Trade Commission says the U-S-M-C-A will raise the nation’s gross domestic product by more than 68-billion dollars and will create nearly 176-thousand jobs, while boosting farm and food exports by at least two-point-two billion dollars.