The Avenue News

Japan deal a welcome win for MD farmers

- By CHUCK FRY, MARYLAND FARM BUREAU PRESIDENT

Both houses of Japan’s Parliament have now approved a trade deal with the United States which will go into effect on January 1, 2020.

The agreement between Japan and the U.S. is welcome news to Maryland farm families. We can now count on access to the Japanese market for our grain, dairy, and poultry products.

This is a great win for farmers, and we hope

Congress can continue to work together to secure additional trade deals that will open markets and level playing fields for agricultur­al exports. We appreciate the administra­tion’s commitment to negotiatin­g new deals and look forward to more progress soon.

We are still waiting for Congress to act on USMCA to bring it across the finish line. Farm Bureau is calling on members of Congress to take action now to get something positive done for agricultur­e and our whole economy.”

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