The NAFTA renegotiations provide an opportunity to improve agricultural trade across partner countries. However, recent rhetoric and delays in the renegotiation are giving way to rising concerns over the trade deal’s future. Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst says U.S. agriculture depends on NAFTA.
He says recent rhetoric regarding trade is troubling to farmers, especially after Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who understands NAFTA’s positive impact on agriculture, has publicly expressed concern about the trade agreement’s future.
Withdrawal or failure to reach an agreement for NAFTA, Hurst says, would result in an economic disaster for agriculture.
That’s Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.