MEDIA ADVISORY: Canadian, U.S. and Mexican farm leaders to issue joint NAFTA statement tomorrow in Washington D.C.

August 15, 2017 –  Leaders from the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and Consejo Nacional Agropecuario (CNA) will host a joint media event tomorrow to reiterate their commitment to working together for shared interests in NAFTA re-negotiations.

WHAT:  Joint statement in support of NAFTA to be released at media event hosted by the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, and Mexico’s Consejo Nacional Agropecuario.

WHO: Speakers include:

– Ron Bonnett, CFA President

– Zippy Duvall, AFBF President

– Bosco de la Vega Valladolid, CNA President

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 16, 1:15 PM-2:15 PM, EDT

WHERE: National Press Club (Zenger Room), Washington, D.C., 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045, USA

WHY: Farm leaders in all three countries agree that agriculture has been one of NAFTA’s greatest success stories, and they aim to build on this success

To participate: Canadian journalists are asked to email a request to Janice Hall at the coordinates below. Conference call-in details will be distributed once participants have registered.

To attend in person, contact the American Farm Bureau event coordinators Will Rodger (202-406-3642), or Kari Barbic (202-406-3672).

Post-event phone interviews may also be arranged.

Media contact:

Janice Hall
CFA Director of Communications
Phone: 613-236-3633 ext. 2322 or 613-883-5859 (mobile)