Chuck Grassley

United States Senator from Iowa





Grassley On Passing USMCA and Iowa Agriculture

Jul 18, 2019
Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
On Passing USMCA and Iowa Agriculture
Thursday, July 18, 2019
With record rainfalls and Chinese tariffs, our farmers are hurting, but we can give them some certainty by passing USMCA.
In my home state, 86,500 Iowans depend on agricultural exports to Canada and Mexico, adding 10.3 billion dollars to our state’s economy.
Every third row of Iowan soybeans are exported and this trade deal will ensure that these farmers continue to have duty-free access to our North American neighbors.
USMCA also provides new export opportunities for American dairy farmers, and poultry and egg producers.
Let’s give a boost to our farmers and the entire country by passing USMCA now.