Trade Debate: NAFTA Agreement Critical To Arkansas Farmers

Other than the United States, the two favorite countries among Northeast Arkansas farmers and others who benefit from the region’s vital agriculture sector are Canada and Mexico.

Which is why Arkansas officials are hopeful there will be no significant changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as talks between the partner countries are ongoing.

NAFTA is a critical element in the state’s future agricultural success, and broadening trade with other nations such as China and Cuba should be a top priority for lawmakers in Little Rock and Washington, D.C., Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward told Talk Business & Politics.   MORE

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