Vice President Mike Pence talks up USMCA trade deal in Lemoore

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visiting the Central Valley as he campaigns on a new trade deal between Canada and Mexico.

Pence spoke to a crowd of more than 500 people who came to hear him speak at Freitas Family Farm in Lemoore.

The Vice President was rallying the people to pressure their elected officials to pass the new North American trade deal called USMCA.

“I watched the President drive a hard bargain and that’s way we need to approve U.S., Mexico, and Canada agreement because its a win for farmers and a win for American businesses and workers,” Pence said.

The trade deal will give U.S. farmers more access to the Canadian dairy and poultry markets.

Former Congressman and dairy farmer David Valadao said this new trade deal would be vital in helping struggling California dairies.

The Trump administration is calling the USMCA trade agreement a better deal for American workers.
“We think it’s actually going to add 176,000 jobs to our economy and 68 billion dollars in investment. That’s real results,” Pence said.

After visiting the Central Valley, Vice President Pence and the 2nd Lady visited the Vanderberg Air Force Base in Southern California.

The couple will be in San Diego for the night, where they will be attending a Trump Victory dinner Thursday night.

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