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Pence to plug trade deal to Minnesota farmers, steelworkers



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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — White House officials say Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit Minnesota to talk with farmers and steelworkers about the status of a trade deal with Mexico and Canada.

Pence is scheduled to begin his day Thursday at R & J Johnson Farms in Glyndon, located about 10 miles east of Fargo, North Dakota. Officials say he will tour the facility and talk to producers about how the new trade deal will benefit Minnesota.

Later Thursday Pence plans to stop at a St. Paul steel mill. Officials say he will tour the Gerdau Ameristeel plant and give a speech to employees.

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, still needs congressional approval. Mexican officials have said the deal could fall part of the U.S. Congress does not ratify it this year.

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  1. Emily

    March 10, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    What a joke this was. As a Gerdau employee at the St. Paul mill, we found out yesterday they are closing the doors for good. First employees to lose their jobs will start at the end of June, 2020 and ending in 2021. The incompetence of those in charge and the weak union that would lie to our faces was the downfall of this mill. Now all the hardworking steelworkers out on their asses looking at a bleak future. Thanks for nothing!

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