The USMCA and Agriculture: Partnership, Progress, and Prosperity

Join senior representatives from the US, Mexico and Canada to celebrate USMCA and what it means Minnesota's agri-food industry.

June 17, 2020
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Hosted by AgriGrowth

Wednesday, June 17

10:30 a.m. – 12 noon Central

Download the USMCA-MN Ag Trade Fact Sheet 2020 here

 10:30 a.m.      Welcome        

                               Rod Hebrink, CEO, Compeer Financial (Chairman, AgriGrowth)

10:33 a.m.     USMCA: Working Together

                                Ariel Delouya, Consul General, Canadian Consulate in Minneapolis

                                 Gerardo Guerrero, Head Consul, Mexican Consulate in St. Paul

                                 Tamara Nelsen, Executive Director, AgriGrowth


10:43 a.m.     USMCA:   Making Minnesota Agri-Food Stronger

                                Senator Amy Klobuchar (by video)

                                 Senator Tina Smith


11:00 a.m.       USMCA: Building Resiliency for MN Agri-Food

                              Governor Tim Walz

11:10 a.m.      Celebrating USMCA

                              Kirsten Hillman, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States

                              Martha Barcena, Mexico’s Ambassador to the United States

11:25              Cross Border Agri-Food Partnerships and Investment

                              Don Brown, Managing Director, Government Relations, Cargill

11:35 a.m.       Closing Remarks

                              Thom Petersen, Commissioner, MN Department of Agriculture

                              Kevin Paap, President, MN Farm Bureau

                              Gary Wertish, President, MN Farmers Union

11:44 a.m.      Adjourn

11:45 a.m. -12:00 p.m.  Available Speakers and Consuls General moved to private  room for media interviews

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