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Duvall on NAFTA: I’m Concerned But Optimism Remains

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

naftaAs the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations continue, much is up in the air, and how it could impact the agriculture community.

President Trump said he wanted to rework the more than 20-year-old trade deal, to make it fairer for American workers. However, much of the agriculture community is happy with the current NAFTA deal, and worry that changes will hurt farmers.

During his recent stop in Oregon, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said he is concerned because no one knows where NAFTA talks will produce, but there is reason for optimism.


Duvall added the AFBF is well represented in the White House. And he acknowledged that there are parts of NAFTA even the ag community would like to see made up to date.


Duvall said along with livestock and water issues, trade remains the pressing topic on the minds of American farmers.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.