U.S. Exporters to Join McKinney on Trade Mission to Canada

The USDA’s Ted McKinney, will lead a trade mission to Canada this week.  He’ll be accompanied on the trip by 41 U.S. agribusinesses and associations who are looking to expand sales to the United States’ top agricultural export markets.


“With the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement poised for passage in Congress, this is a great time for U.S. agricultural exporters to shore up ties with our neighbors in the north,” McKinney says. “Our two nations already enjoy the world’s largest bilateral agriculture trade relationship, with almost $120 million worth of food and farm products crossing the border every day.”


McKinney said the USMCA will make this good relationship even better and they’re looking forward to meeting with current and potential customers in Toronto and Montreal.


“We’ll be exploring new and expanded business opportunities while we’re there,” he added.


McKinney will be joined on the trip by officials from multiple state departments of agriculture.  The trade mission is scheduled to wrap up Friday.



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