A preliminary trade deal between the U.S. and Mexico is considered a positive move for agriculture. Arthur, North Dakota farmer and National Corn Growers Association President Kevin Skunes says corn growers want the trilateral agreement to help with trade uncertainty. “One of the trade ministers cut a trip short to Europe and came back to Washington to try and get going in some discussions. We know Canada is also a great partner, especially in North Dakota. They’re our number two market to export ethanol and dried distillers grains from North Dakota go up there. We hope that can get done also.” Farmers would still prefer trade agreements to aid from USDA.