The recent words of Donald Trump concerning the U.S.’s withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) prompted more than 130 food and agriculture industry organizations to send a letter to the President. Members of the food and agriculture community wanted to highlight the importance of the trade agreement and to urge him to continue to build upon that success.
“With the productivity of U.S. agriculture growing faster than domestic demand, the U.S. food and agriculture industry – and the rural communities that depend on it – relies heavily on export markets to sustain prices and revenues,” the letter states.
Companies and organizations from the American Farm Bureau Federation, to the Wine Institute, including Campbell Soup Company, Cargill, Deere & Co., and nearly every conceivable commodity group have signed the letter.
Read it for yourself here.