FORT WORTH, Texas — Wednesday, leaders from the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association attended a ceremony at the White House during which President Trump signed the enacting legislation for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. In attendance from TSCRA were Robert McKnight, Jr., president, G. Hughes Abell, vice president, Arthur Uhl, III, second vice president and Missy Bonds, TSCRA director.
After the ceremony, McKnight issued the following statement:
“It was a tremendous honor to participate in the USMCA signing ceremony at the White House today. The large presence of cattlemen from across the country underscores just how vital this agreement is to our industry. Mexico and Canada are two of our most important trading partners, and preserving duty-free access to their consumers has been among our top priorities.
“It is clear that President Trump and everyone in his administration share that priority. They recognize the critical role American cattle producers play in our economy and everyday life, and I thank everyone involved for their hard work and perseverance.”
Heading to the White House. Left to right: G. Hughes Abell, TSCRA first vice president, Arthur Uhl, III, TSCRA second vice president, Robert McKnight, Jr., TSCRA president, Missy Bonds, TSCRA director and Colin Woodall, NCBA CEO.
Statement from Commissioner Sid Miller on USMCA Signing
“Time to buy a bigger tractor, because the USMCA is going to be great for agriculture. More trade, fairer trade and bigger markets are all music to the ears of ag producers here in Texas and around the country. When Texas farmers and ranchers win here at home, America wins around the world.”
“Thanks again to President Donald Trump, Secretary Perdue and Ambassador Lighthizer who have worked tirelessly knowing American workers, farmers, ranchers and their families depended on this new trade agreement. I applaud their devotion to the USMCA and congratulate them on this significant accomplishment.”
“Mr. President, you said there’d be so much winning we’d get tired of winning- folks in Texas aren’t tired yet. Keep the victories coming for American agriculture.”