Following the 2016 US election of President Trump, he moved to renegotiate NAFTA, resulting in the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entered into force on July 1, 2020. The USMCA, which substituted the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a mutually beneficial win for North American workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses.
Under NAFTA, Canadian wheat being moved to the US was graded appropriately, whereas US wheat moving to Canada was only graded as feed. Depending upon the year, approximately 50k tonnes are delivered into Canada verses 3.5 to 5 million moving south to the US.
Canadian growers have far more to lose if this inequity is not resolved and the border is either closed or Canadian wheat if graded as feed quality.
The Wheat Growers Association is supportive of the USMCA.