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Tariffs On Canada & Mexico Threaten To Upend American Farmers
NAFTA Partners Are Two Top Export Markets For U.S. Agriculture

(Source: Newseum)

Retaliatory Tariffs From U.S. Allies Could Deal Heavy Blow To American Agriculture:

“Mexico Aims Tariffs At Trump Country, Sees NAFTA Complications,” Reuters, 5/31/18

“U.S. Tariffs Prompt Anger, Retaliation From Trade Allies,” The Wall Street Journal, 5/31/18

“U.S. On Brink Of Trade War With EU, Canada And Mexico As Tit-For-Tat Tariffs Begin,” The Guardian, 5/31/18

“U.S. Allies Threaten Tobacco And Pork Products – A Blow To NC Farmers,” McClatchy DC, 5/31/18

“Retaliatory Tariffs Will Hurt Farmers,” Farm Journal’s Pork, 5/31/18

“Agricultural Leaders Of Michigan: Tariffs Will Hurt State’s Farmers,” WNDU, 5/31/18

“Trump Hits Canada, Mexico, EU With Tariffs; U.S. Ag Braces For Impact,” Agri-Pulse, 5/31/18

“Trump’s Tariffs Not Well-Received Home Or Abroad”, National Hog Farmer, 5/31/18

American Agriculture Has Already Expressed Concern Over Retaliatory Tariffs From Allies:

Ohio Hog Farmer & NPPC President Jim Heimerl: “Today’s Decision To Impose Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum From Mexico And Canada, Critical Export Markets, Significantly Heightens Our Concern As Mexico Is Already Threatening To Retaliate Against U.S. Pork. U.S. Pork Shipped $1.5 Billion Of Product To Mexico, Its Largest Export Market, And $792 Million To Canada, It’s Fourth-Largest Market, Last Year.” (Cheryl Day * Kevin Schulz, “Trump’s Tariffs Not Well-Received Home Or Abroad,” National Hog Farmer, 5/31/18)

National Corn Growers Association Kevin Skunes: “With A 52 Percent Drop In Net Farm Income Over The Last Five Years And Depressed Commodity Prices, This Is Not The Time To Face Such A Burden. This Uncertainty Impacts Every Step Of The Agriculture Economy, From Securing Financing To Marketing.” (Anna-Lisa Laca, “Retaliatory Tariffs Will Hurt Farmers,” Farm Journal’s Pork, 5/31/18)

Agricultural Leaders Of Michigan: “Any New Tariffs Imposed By The Administration Will Harm American Agriculture, And The Sting Will Be Even Worse In Michigan, Where Two-Thirds Of Our State’s Agricultural Exports Head To Our North American Trading Partners.  We Strongly Urge The Administration To Remember The Critical Importance Of Trade For Michigan Farmers, Businesses And Rural Communities, And Reconsider Any Effort To Scale Back Trade With Our Leading Global Customers.” (“Agricultural Leaders Of Michigan: Tariffs Will Hurt State Farmers,” 16 WNDU, 5/31/18)

North Carolina Pork Council CEO Andy Curliss: “But Mexico Is An Important Customer.  Actions That Hinder That Trade Have The Real Potential To Cause Significant Financial Pain To North Carolina Farmers And To The Economy In North Carolina.” (Brian Murphy & William Douglas, “US Allies Threaten Tobacco And Pork Products – A Blow To NC Farmers,” McClatchy DC, 5/31/18)

North Carolina Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten: “Those Countries Are Important Customers For Us.  If It Comes To Pass And If It Really Happens, It Could Be Devastating For The North Carolina Pork Industry.” (Brian Murphy & William Douglas, “US Allies Threaten Tobacco And Pork Products – A Blow To NC Farmers,” McClatchy DC, 5/31/18)

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