USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue spoke to members of the American Farm Bureau during the closing general session on Monday in Nashville at the group’s annual convention and trade show.
Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay , Perdue’s counterpart from north of the border, spoke at the convention over the weekend and took questions from reporters on Sunday. He expressed his hope that the talks to renegotiate NAFTA would end without disruption to current ag trade among the three countries.
Secretary Perdue gave Farm Bureau members a playful ‘warning’ about his Canadian counterpart, and also a call to action.
The North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada entered into force on January 1, 1994. NAFTA created the world’s largest free trade area and trade between the United States and its NAFTA partners has soared since the agreement was implemented.
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