American Farm Bureau Federation’s John Newton was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on trade relations between the U.S. and Canada. While “a fight over a little-known dairy product sits at the center of increasing tensions between the U.S. and Canada over broader trade issues” explained the Journal, U.S. agriculture is alarmed by the Trump administration’s attacks on the North American Free Trade Agreement.
“If you take NAFTA away, all of a sudden it gets more expensive to sell U.S. agriculture products,” said Newton, director of market intelligence. Further Newton explained that “pulling out could have all kinds of negative effects, such as Mexico shifting corn purchases from the U.S. to South America, or losing an important market for rice.”
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