AFBF on Thursday, April 27, 2017 thanked the Trump administration for its decision to pursue renegotiation over withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement.
“There are compelling reasons to update and reform NAFTA from agriculture’s perspective, including improvements on biotechnology, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, and geographic indicators,” wrote AFBF President Zippy Duvall in a letter to the administration. “As you know, overall, NAFTA has been overwhelmingly beneficial for farmers, ranchers and associated businesses all across the United States, Canada and Mexico for decades. Walking away from those gains would have been a severe blow to the agricultural sector and we appreciate the path that will allow for reform and enhancement, rather than abandonment of past achievements.”
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