Farmers and ranchers surrounded President Donald Trump at the White House as he signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on Wednesday. Other industries, U.S. lawmakers and officials from Mexico and Canada were in attendance. “They said it was too complicated, too big and it couldn’t be done. We got it done,” said Trump. “We’re finally ending the NAFTA nightmare and signing into law the brand new USMCA.” Trump went on to say the agreement is a breakthrough for American agriculture. “Canada will finally provide greater access for American dairy. It (the USMCA) will grow annual exports to our neighbors by an estimated $315 million,” he said. “Poultry exports to Canada are expected to rise by at least 50 percent and egg exports could increase by 500 percent. Canada will finally give fair treatment to American grown wheat.” The Canadian parliament now needs to ratify the agreement. Watch the signing ceremony.
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