Perdue says NAFTA can be improved for ag |

Perdue says NAFTA can be improved for ag

Reacting to Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s formal message to Congress that the Trump administration intends to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement in 90 days, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said “While NAFTA has been an overall positive for American agriculture, any trade deal can always be improved.”

“As President Trump moves forward with renegotiating with Canada and Mexico, I am confident this will result in a better deal for our farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers,” he said. “When the rules are fair and the playing field is level, U.S. agriculture will succeed and lead the world. It’s why we recently announced the creation of an undersecretary for trade at USDA, because as world markets expand, we will be an unapologetic advocate for American agriculture. As I have often said, if our people continue to grow it, USDA will be there to sell it.”

–The Hagstrom Report

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