Wheat ‘Fix” in New Trade Agreement Draws Praise
Canadian grain grading system currently designates U.S. wheat as the lowest grade simply because it's foreign
Two prominent U.S. wheat groups say they're pleased that a new trade agreement addresses what they say is unfair treatment of U.S. wheat by Canada, reports WDAY.
The new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which would replace the existing North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, has an important provision for U.S. wheat growers, say the National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates, which promotes U.S. wheat exports around the world.
The new agreement would provide "a fix to the Canadian grain grading system which automatically designates U.S. wheat as the lowest grade simply because it is foreign. This means U.S. farmers producing the highest quality wheat arbitrarily get less value for their crop," the two wheat groups said in a joint written statement.