3/1/19 • Trade

Corn Industry Sends Letter In Support Of USMCA Ratification

March 1, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) submitted a letter to Members of Congress representing the leading corn-producing states in the country expressing its strong support for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

USMCA, once implemented, will strengthen the U.S. farm and agriculture economy and further support and secure vital market access for U.S. farmers, ranchers, and agri-businesses.

“Averaging over $900 million in shipments annually, Mexico and Canada represent the two largest markets for refined corn products,” said John Bode, President & CEO of the Corn Refiners Association. “Congressional ratification of the USMCA is critical in providing certainty and security to the one in five American jobs related to agriculture.”

This agreement is in the best interest of U.S. corn farmers, corn product producers and the agriculture community. CRA strongly advocates for ratification of USMCA in this Congress. Both organizations look forward to working with Congress to ensure its passage at the earliest possible time and a seamless transition to USMCA.


The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is the national trade association representing the corn refining industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, starch, advanced bioproducts, corn oil and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein and fiber.