HagedornOn a sunny September day, members of AEM’s Advocacy team were at AGCO’s Jackson, Minnesota facility to help welcome U.S. Congressman Jim Hagedorn (R-MN-01). The facility, which sits on a 196-acre campus in the southwest part of the state, and is home to over 900 equipment manufacturing employees, was the site of the latest I Make America signature event. Congressman Hagedorn was officially welcomed by AGCO Director of Operations Eric Fisher (an I Make America committee member), who led a tour of the manufacturing facility. 

After the tour, the Congressman spoke with employees at AGCO’s Intivity Center. He discussed the importance of Congress ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), and mentioned how strengthened trade agreements will allow equipment manufacturers like AGCO to increase production of state-of-the-art agriculture equipment.

“America’s agriculture and manufacturing industries are second to none,” said Hagedorn. “I was pleased to see how AGCO and its dedicated employees are assembling some of the finest agriculture equipment right here in Jackson, Minnesota. In Washington, I will continue to advocate for policies that promote free trade of southern Minnesota products and policies that help communities like Jackson thrive.”

AGCO was pleased to welcome Congressman Hagedorn and grateful for his willingness to listen to their concerns about the impact of the trade war on the industry.

“Agriculture and equipment manufacturing are the backbone of our country, and we are proud of the work we do,” said Fisher. “But with the ongoing tariffs, we are feeling the impact of the trade war. We are thankful for Congressman Hagedorn’s visit to listen to our concerns about the negative effect tariffs are having on AGCO and Jackson’s entire community. We are also happy to host our friends at AEM, who are highlighting the importance of the I Make America campaign and of grassroots advocacy.”

I Make America, AEM’s national grassroots campaign, hosts elected officials and at equipment manufacturing facilities across the United States. To learn more about AEM’s grassroots advocacy efforts, visit www.aem.org/advocacy, or contact Wade Balkonis at wbalkonis@aem.org.  

Get involved with I Make America by visiting www.imakeamerica.org.

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