Corn Growers President hopes Congress can move on ratification

BRYANT, S.D. (WNAX) – One of the holdups to Congressional Democrats agreeing on ratification of the USMCA trade agreement is labor concerns with Mexico. Mexico’s President pledged to make sure their Senate overhauls labor laws to enforce workforce standards. South Dakota Corn Grower’s Association President Doug Noem (of Bryant) is hoping that’s the opening that’s needed to get the trade update ratified.

He says they’re continuing to work with ag groups and South Dakota’s Congressional delegation to push forward the trade pact.

Noem hopes Congress doesn’t drag its feet on ratification.

Vice President Mike Pence remains hopeful the U.S. Congress will get the USMCA ratified sometime this spring.