Michigan’s Leaders Reiterate Support For Preserving & Modernizing NAFTA
Agreement Pivotal To Food & Agriculture Supporting More Than One Million State Jobs

Michigan’s Food & Agriculture Sectors Support More Than 1.1 Million Jobs & Export $1.2 Billion To NAFTA Partners:

Dependent On NAFTA, The Food And Agriculture Sectors Support More Than 1.1 Million Michigan Jobs. (Americans For Farmers & Families, “New Coalition Advocating For North American Free Trade Agreement Modernization Launches Campaign In Michigan,” Press Release, 2/1/18)

  • Michigan’s Top NAFTA Exports Are Beef, Vegetables, Grains And Leather Products. (“Michigan,” Americans For Farmers & Families, Accessed 2/5/18)
  • $1.2 Billion, Or 43 Percent, Of Michigan’s $2.8 Billion In Food And Agriculture Exports In 2016 Went To NAFTA Partners. (“Michigan,” Americans For Farmers & Families, Accessed 2/5/18)

NAFTA Withdrawal Could Cost The State Of Michigan More Than 100,000 Jobs. (“Terminating NAFTA: The National And State-By-State Impacts On Jobs, Exports And Output,” Business Roundtable, January 2018)

AFF Launches In Michigan & Partners With State Leaders To Preserve & Modernize NAFTA:

Pork Business: “The Michigan Chapter Of Americans For Farmers & Families (AFF) Was Recently Formed, According To A News Release From The Group.  The AFF Coalition Is ‘Working To Ensure President Donald Trump And Congressional Leaders Understand The Importance Of Preserving And Modernizing The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) To America’s Agricultural And Retail Economies,’ The Release Said.” (JoAnn Alumbaugh, “New Coalition Advocates For A Modernized NAFTA,” Pork Business, 2/5/18)

Michigan’s Leaders Have Continued To Praise NAFTA’s Positive Impacts On Their Industries:

Port Huron City Manager And Chief Administrative Officer James Freed: “Policymakers, When Evaluating Trade Deals Like NAFTA, Should Make Sure That They Do Everything They Can To Reduce The Negative Impact Of Trade On U.S. Workers While Not Stepping Back From America’s Important Role In The Global Marketplace.  The Economic Results Of Closing Ourselves Off From Trade – For Both Port Huron And The Entire Country – Would Be Enormous And Costly.” (James Freed, “Trade Is Important For U.S. Industry, Port Huron Jobs,” The Times-Herald, 2/19/18)

Michigan Department Of Agriculture And Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams: “Trade With Canada And Mexico Is Absolutely Vital For Agriculture In Michigan.  As Our Federal Governments Continue To Negotiate A Modernized NAFTA, It Is Imperative That The Gains Agriculture Has Made Under NAFTA Are Preserved And That We ‘Do No Harm’ So That Agricultural Trade With Our North American Neighbors Can Continue To Grow And Prosper.” (“MDARD Director: NAFTA ‘Absolutely Vital’ For Michigan Agriculture,” Michigan Department Of Agriculture & Rural Development, 10/20/17)