The largest farm groups in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico offered a sign of unity Wednesday over the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation. The American Farm Bureau Federation, Canadian Federation of Agriculture, and Mexico’s National Agricultural Council (Consejo Nacional Agropecuario) issued a joint statement supporting NAFTA and how the trade agreement supports agriculture in each of the NAFTA nations. AFBF says agriculture industries in each NAFTA country would greatly suffer from disruptions to trading relationships developed over the last 23 years.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Grains Council says it will be engaged closely with the negotiations to help achieve a conclusion “that provides long-term certainty and creates a new platform for growth and integration of our regional feed and fuel industries.” Grains Council CEO Tom Sleight says, “Both farmers and negotiators must understand how important these markets – and free trade – are to agriculture’s profitability.”
Source: NAFB News Service