Washington, D.C. (January 16, 2020)—“The Senate’s approval today of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is a victory for America’s farmers and their co-ops and will help ensure continued access to two of the largest markets for U.S. agricultural exports. Combined with yesterday’s signing of a phase one trade agreement with China, USMCA’s passage will help provide certainty for hundreds of thousands of producers as they begin planning for the 2020 crop season.”
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 2,000 local farmer cooperatives across the country. NCFC members also include 26 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.