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WSJ Editorial: The Rural Economy Benefits from Free Trade

News / In The News January 10, 2018

Credit: U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration / CC0 

A Wall Street Journal editorial sheds light on issues important to agriculture after President Donald Trump’s address to the American Farm Bureau. Trade was at the forefront of issues discussed.  “The greatest danger to the Farm Belt is that Mr. Trump might withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement,” noted the Journal. “The U.S. sends about $18 billion a year in farm products to Mexico and $23 billion to Canada, which together account for a third of American farm exports.”

Subscribers can check out the full article, “Will Trump Punish the Farm Belt?,” here.  Also check out AFBF’s trade priorities here

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