While it’s difficult to pin a dollar figure on how NAFTA has directly affected farmers and ranchers in the U.S., it has opened up markets for certain products.
Even more disconcerting is news that Japan has pitched the idea of a mini-TPP, which would exclude the U.S. and lower tariffs among competitors.
With the prospect of the deal being re-worked or scrapped, some farmers are wondering why the President wants to mess with what they perceive as a good thing.
Rural voters overwhelmingly chose President Donald Trump, but when it comes to trade, rural voters are not necessarily in sync with the administration.
Trade in food between the U.S. and Mexico has exploded over the past 15 years. Restricting that trade could backfire.
Free trade agreements open the door to get more American beef, soybeans and rice into other countries at more competitive prices.
The House Agriculture Committee began voting through proposed amendments today in the hope of getting the bill through the committee this week.