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Ohio’s Leaders Reiterate Support For Preserving & Modernizing NAFTA
 Agreement Pivotal To Food & Agriculture Sectors Supporting 1.5 Million Buckeye State Jobs

Ohio’s Food & Agriculture Sectors Support More Than 1.5 Million Jobs & Export $1.7 Billion To NAFTA Partners:

Dependent On NAFTA, The Food And Agriculture Sectors Support More Than 1.5 Million Ohio Jobs. (Americans For Farmers & Families, “New Coalition Advocating For North American Trade Agreement Modernization Launches Campaign In Ohio,” Press Release, 1/30/18)

  • Ohio’s Top NAFTA Exports Are Tobacco, Soy, Prepared Foods And Animal Feed. (“Ohio,” Americans For Farmers & Families, Accessed 1/31/18)
  • $1.7 Billion, Or 42 Percent, Of Ohio’s Total $4.1 Billion Food And Agricultural Exports In 2016 Went To NAFTA Partners. (“Ohio,” Americans For Farmers & Families, Accessed 1/31/18)

NAFTA Withdrawal Could Cost The State Of Ohio More Than 127,000 Jobs. (“Terminating NAFTA: The National And State-By-State Impacts On Jobs, Exports And Output,” Business Roundtable, January 2018)

Ohio’s Leaders & Agriculture Groups Have Reiterated NAFTA’s Importance To The State & The Need To Modernize The Agreement:

Governor John Kasich: “Trade’s A Big Deal: 40 Million Americans Are Engaged In Trade-Related Activities.  One Out Of Every Five Jobs Are People Working In Trade.  Trade-Related Areas Have Provided Better Job Growth, Better Wages.” (Jack Torry, “Ohio Farms, Businesses Fear Worst If NAFTA Scrapped,” The Columbus Dispatch, 2/4/18)

Ohio State University Economics Professor Edward Hill: “If [NAFTA] Were To Be Terminated, It Would Be A Disaster For Ohio.” (Jack Torry, “Ohio Farms, Businesses Fear Worst If NAFTA Scrapped,” The Columbus Dispatch, 2/4/18)

  • Hill: “Ohio Is A Trade State. Our Auto Industry Is Dependent On Supply Chains That Go Into Mexico And Canada.” (Jack Torry, “Ohio Farms, Businesses Fear Worst If NAFTA Scrapped,” The Columbus Dispatch, 2/4/18)

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