American Farm Bureau signs agreement with Mexican counterpart

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WASHINGTON – The American Farm Bureau Federation signed what it says is a “landmark agreement” with its Mexican counterpart, the Consejo Nacional Agropecuario.

The memorandum of understanding marks the first time leading U.S. and Mexican agricultural organizations have signed a working agreement.

The memorandum, signed June 17 in Mexico City, outlines mutual objectives and terms of agreement, including a series of annual meetings between the two organizations.

‘Encourage discussion.’ The groups hope to foster an exchange of information related to agricultural production and a link to identify commerce and investment opportunities between both countries.

Stallman said the agreement will “encourage discussion” among producers on unresolved agriculture and labor issues, issues that are at the forefront during trade negotiations and policy debate.

Stallman hopes the agreement will work toward the elimination of trade and investment barriers, while developing U.S. and Mexican markets.

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