The following statement regarding the announcement of trade progress with Mexico can be attributed to Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening. "Today's announcement is the type of news that Texas farmers and ranchers have been waiting to hear. Texas Farm Bureau is encouraged by the news of a new trade deal between the U.S. and Mexico. "Our state's trading relationship with Mexico is very important to Texas agriculture and to the overall health of our Texas economy. While we await details of the new trade agreement with Mexico, we're pleased to see progress on actual trade agreements and not the escalating nature of retaliatory tariffs. "The North American Free Trade Agreement has benefitted U.S. agriculture, and we hope this new deal promotes even more trade with our neighbor to the south. We hope Canada comes to the table soon and joins this agreement or enters into a new agreement with the U.S. on its own."