USCMA Capitol Rally Planned for Thursday

Farmers for Free Trade and a group of agricultural organizations will host a rally Thursday in Washington, D.C. on the National Mall in support of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

House Agriculture Committee Chair Collin Peterson is scheduled to attend, along with ranking committee Republican Mike Conaway and other key ag lawmakers. Tom Vilsack, former Agriculture Secretary and current President and CEO of the Dairy Export Council will also attend, along with Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall.

Agriculture groups are mounting a push to get the trade deal passed by lawmakers this fall. Rally organizers include the American Farm Bureau Federation, The American Soybean Association, the National Corn Growers Association, among other groups representing the dairy and fruit sectors.