State Agriculture Officials Join Mexican, Canadian Counterparts for Tri-National Agricultural Accord
Arlington, VA – October 13, 2017 – Members of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) and their counterparts from Mexico and Canada will gather in Denver, Colorado next week for the 26th annual TriNational Agricultural Accord. The Tri-National Agricultural Accord represents a longstanding commitment among the senior state and provincial agricultural officials of Canada, the United States, and Mexico to work together collaboratively on agricultural trade and development issues. The vital importance of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for the agriculture and food processing economies of all three countries will be the key focus of this year’s Accord.
“As our federal governments continue to negotiate a modernized NAFTA, it is imperative that the gains agriculture has made under NAFTA are preserved and that we ‘do no harm’ so that agricultural trade with our North American neighbors can continue to grow and prosper,” said NASDA President and Connecticut Commissioner of Agriculture Steven Reviczky. “We look forward to meeting with our colleagues from Canada and Mexico to unite in emphasizing NAFTA’s importance for agriculture and to urge that agriculture takes a front seat in these negotiations.” Continue reading