The advocacy group Farmers for Free Trade took a contingent of American farmers and agricultural officials to Montreal, where the sixth round of NAFTA negotiations are ongoing. The goal was to speak out about the importance of the NAFTA and the need for some certainty as farmers make choices for the upcoming growing season. Terry Nelson is a diversified cattle and hog operator from Kansas. He spoke during a press conference in Montreal and said NAFTA has been a big help to agriculture
”South Texas farmer and rancher Scott Frazier says the NAFTA negotiations are a big deal in his home state.
Floyd Gaibler, director of trade policy for the U.S. Grains Council, also made the trip with Farmers for Free Trade. He said the USGC believes trade more trade agreements are vital to economic development in rural America.
Gaibler says withdrawing from NAFTA would have an impact of $1.2 billion dollars on grain farmers, alone.
Farmers for Free Trade was first formed soon after President Trump withdrew the U.S.A from the TPP agreement that included 11 other nations.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.