Two weeks ago, more than 40 farmers, ranchers, producers and growers representing various California food and agriculture products participated in California Food & Ag Day on Capitol Hill, advocating to their members of Congress for swift passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). IDFA organized the fly-in along with California Farm Bureau, American Farm Bureau Federation, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, and California Dairies, Inc. Of the 55 member office visits that day, one of the more memorable meetings happened with Sen. Dianne Feinstein—the senior Senator from California. After hearing our attendees talk about why USMCA is so important to their businesses and communities in California, Sen. Feinstein offered to write a letter to Speaker Pelosi
about the importance of USMCA to California’s food and agricultural producers and companies. That letter was delivered this week. It is a clear example of our collective advocacy and collaboration on trade.