America’s farmers and ranchers support free trade. And when you look at the numbers it’s not hard to see why.

Between 2003 and 2015, U.S. agricultural exports to countries we have trade agreements with increased more than 136 percent – from $24.1 billion to $57 billion. During the same time period, U.S. ag exports to countries where we don’t have trade agreements (excluding China) only increased by 84 percent.

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