Columbia, MO., – Today’s approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement by the U.S. Senate is being applauded by pork producers across Missouri. Once implemented, it will bring certainty to two of our largest export markets.
“Pork exports to Canada and Mexico accounted for more than 40 percent of U.S exports in 2018, and support 16,000 U.S. jobs,” said Marcus Belshe, board chairman of the Missouri Pork Association. “We thank both chambers of Congress for their support, and look forward to the USMCA being signed into law.”
Missouri ranks sixth in the nation in pork production. The pork industry provides $1.68 billion in value-added to the state’s economy, which ranks second among all other crop and livestock production sectors.
The Missouri Pork Association represents the state’s pork producers in the areas of promotion, research, education and legislation. For more information on the association, visit www.mopork.com, or call the Missouri Pork Association office at (573) 445-8375.