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Industry reacts to House passing USMCA trade agreement

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By David B. Strickland

Poultry Times staff

WASHINGTON — A renegotiated trade deal between the U.S., Canada and Mexico was passed in a bipartisan vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 19, by a margin of 385 to 41.

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is touted to mean billions of dollars to U.S. agricultural exports.

“The USMCA is expected to create between 176,000 and 589,000 new American jobs and substantially increase economic growth,” said U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in a statement. “The International Trade Commission’s analysis. . .

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