While U.S. canola is generally not exported, the USCA strongly supports agricultural trade and keeping borders open. This includes maintaining the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and existing free trade agreements as well as pursuing new ones with emerging countries and regions. In addition, any measures that disrupt exports of U.S. crops often impact canola due to changes in price, demand or marketability, therefore, canola must be considered in any resulting trade policies. Case in point, the USCA called for canola to be included in Market Facilitation Payments resulting from Chinese tariffs on other U.S. crops like soybeans because canola is tied to their prices. Farmers should make planting decisions based on what’s best for their farmland, not on trade aid that favors certain crops.