LEXINGTON — The Council for Economic Development, CED, held a town hall meeting at Central Community College on Saturday, March 16 discussing international trade and how it effects Dawson County. Among the items discussed, the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement, USMCA, was heavily focused on and the consequences of it not passing. The trade war and tariff impacts on local farmers was also touched on.
Andy Jobman, vice president of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, was recently in Washington D.C. and spoke about his time there. “The nuts and bolts for USMCA are all in place,” he said, “The goal is to try and pass this before August, there could be some really bad exposure between now and August, the stakes for agriculture couldn’t be higher.”