The new U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade agreement addresses the discrimination U.S. farmers face when selling wheat north of the border. U.S. wheat can only be sold in Canada as feed wheat. “In trade terms, we say that does not meet the terms for national treatment,” said Gregg Doud, chief agricultural trade negotiator. “In other words, they have to treat our wheat the same as their wheat if it is the same quality.” Doud says Canada has now agreed to grade U.S. wheat imports no less favorably than Canadian wheat. “A North Dakota farmer should be able to use a Canadian elevator across the border now if he wants to do that.”
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