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The Future of NAFTA Discussed at Iowa Ag Summit


(O. Kay Henderson – Radio Iowa)

Speakers at today’s Iowa Ag Summit in Des Moines suggested opportunities and risks are ahead as the Trump Administration renegotiates the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico will convene in Washington on August 16 to begin the first round of discussions.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue did not mention NAFTA directly during his keynote address at the Iowa Ag Summit, but Perdue talked about it with reporters afterwards.

“First of all, the principle is: ‘Do no harm.’ Overall, agriculture’s done very well under NAFTA and we hope to continue that,” Perdue said. “There are a few things that need to be addressed, certainly, with Canada and with Mexico.” Click here to read more.

Related:

Farm Groups: Do No Harm When Renegotiating NAFTA (High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)

NAFTA’s ‘Broken Promises’: These Farmers Say They Got the Raw End of Trade Deal (KPBS)