Washington, D.C. (October 1, 2018)—“Today’s announcement that an agreement has been reached on a new United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement is welcome news for America’s farmers and their co-ops. Ensuring continued trade with two of our most important partners is especially important as agricultural producers continue to face low prices across a broad swath of commodities. We look forward to reviewing the details of the new agreement over the course of the next few days.”
Since 1929, NCFC has been the voice of America’s farmer cooperatives. Our members are regional and national farmer cooperatives, which are in turn composed of nearly 2,500 local farmer cooperatives across the country. NCFC members also include 19 state and regional councils of cooperatives. Farmer cooperatives allow individual farmers the ability to own and lead organizations that are essential for continued competitiveness in both the domestic and international markets.
America’s farmer-owned cooperatives provide a comprehensive array of services for their members. These diverse organizations handle, process and market virtually every type of agricultural commodity. They also provide farmers with access to infrastructure necessary to manufacture, distribute and sell a variety of farm inputs. Additionally, they provide credit and related financial services, including export financing.