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America’s Farm Community Joins with Bipartisan Members of Congress to Rally for USMCA Passage

September 12, 2019

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Rally in front of Capitol will welcome Farmers for Free Trade RV that has traveled over 20,000 miles in support of USMCA

(WASHINGTON) – On THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH AT 9:30 AM, Farmers for Free Trade, Farm Bureau, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers, US Apple Association, National Milk Producers Federation, U.S. Dairy Export Council, Corn Refiners Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. and other American agriculture leaders will join with bipartisan members of Congress to rally for passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Members of Congress and farm leaders will discuss how USMCA provides farmers with new market access while maintaining the zero-tariff platform they rely on. Rally participants will ask that Congressional leaders move forward with consideration of the agreement without further delay.

WHAT: American Farmers Rally for Passage of USMCA

WHERE: Third Street Panel of the National Mall, between the north and south gravel walkways. (West Side of 3rd Street, S.W.)

WHEN: Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at 9:30 AM

WHO:
Rep. Collin Peterson, Chairman, House Agriculture Committee
Rep. Mike Conaway, Ranking Member, House Agriculture Committee
Rep. Kevin Brady, Ranking Member, House Ways and Means Committee
Rep. Henry Cuellar
Rep. Jim Hagedorn
Tom Vilsack, President and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council and former USDA Secretary
Zippy Duvall, President of the American Farm Bureau Federation
Ben Scholz, President of the National Association of Wheat Growers
Blanche Lincoln, Farmers for Free Trade Spokesperson and Former Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman, Host

Agricultural groups represented and available for interviews at the event will include: Farmers for Free Trade, Farm Bureau, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers, US Apple Association, National Milk Producers Federation, U.S. Dairy Export Council, Corn Refiners Association, National Association of Wheat Growers and the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S.

Source: Farmers for Free Trade

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