New Mexico’s diverse terrain spans deserts, mountains and forests, making it home to one of the nation’s most varied agriculture industries. For thousands of years, the state’s fertile soil has been used for agriculture.
Today, of New Mexico’s 24,600 farms, 97% of them are family-owned operations that harness the land to produce millions of dollars’ worth of food each year. When President Trump took office, he promised America’s farmers and ranchers that he would fight for better trade deals around the globe. He has done just that with the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. USMCA is a big win for American agriculture.
USMCA will better serve the interests of American farmers and ranchers, leading to freer markets and trade between our three countries. New Mexico exports $1.7 billion worth of products across all sectors of the economy to our northern and southern neighbors. And while our trade relationship with our neighbors remains an excellent one, the newly negotiated USMCA will make our trade relationship even better, specifically as it pertains to agriculture.