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Idaho Leaders to Talk Trade Benefits

February 19, 2020

Ag leadership, Governor Little, Senators Crapo, Risch and Congressman Simpson to discuss USMCA trade agreement

Boise – Idaho’s agricultural and political leadership will join together Thursday morning in Governor Brad Little’s Ceremonial Office to discuss the benefits of the U.S. Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) that was recently signed into law.  According to an analysis by the U.S. International trade Commission, the USMCA agreement will raise U.S. real GDP by over $68 billion and create nearly 176,000 new jobs, while increasing total agricultural food exports by $2.2 billion.  Idaho producers will benefit substantially under the agreement, pending final ratification by Canada.  Canada and Mexico are large trade partners for Idaho.

News Conference to discuss the USMCA Trade Agreement:

Thursday, February 20

11:45 AM

Governor’s Ceremonial Office, Idaho Statehouse


  • Governor Brad Little
  • U.S. Senator Mike Crapo
  • U.S. Senator James Risch
  • U.S. Representative Mike Simpson
  • Idaho State Department of Agriculture Director Celia Gould
  • Idaho Commerce Department Director Tom Kealey
  • Rick Naerebout, CEO, Idaho Dairymen’s Association
  • Jamie Kress (Rockland), Grower and President, Idaho Grain Producers Association
  • Frank Muir (Eagle), CEO, Idaho Potato Commission
  • Richard Durrant (Meridian), Farmer, State VP, Idaho Farm Bureau Federation
  • Ken Dey, Government Relations, J.R. Simplot Company 


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