Senators sound alarm on NAFTA negotiations

Agriculture cost analysis are pushed before changes are made

By Erica Hunzinger, Harvest Public Media

Five rounds of negotiations over the decades-old North American Free Trade Agreement have been made in recent months, but there’s little movement toward a re-imagining of the treaty with Canada and Mexico from which U.S. agriculture benefits greatly.

With President Donald Trump still threatening to withdraw from NAFTA if his preferred updates aren’t made, senators in farm-intensive states increasingly are speaking out.

Last week, 18 senators – including Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill – sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross requesting an economic analysis on how any NAFTA change would affect crop and livestock producers.

The complete story is in the Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Richmond News.

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