WV Commissioner of Agriculture Praises Passage of USMCA

Charleston W.Va. — West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt released the following statement after the final passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) Trade Agreement:

“Farmers around the country can rejoice now that Congress has ratified the USMCA Trade Agreement. West Virginia will greatly benefit from this arrangement as we export $1.7 billion worth of products to Mexico and Canada annually.”

“President Donald Trump’s continuous efforts to level the playing field are a welcome change from past administrations. I hope Congress will continue to work with the President on increasing foreign trade opportunities that benefits American industries.”

“At the end of the day, farmers just want certainty in the market and the ability to make an honest living feeding the world.”
For more information, contact Crescent Gallagher at 304-380-3922 or cgallagher@wvda.us.

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture protects plant, animal and human health through a variety of scientific, regulatory and consumer protection programs. The Commissioner of Agriculture is one of six statewide elected officials who sits on the Board of Public Works.