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LIVESTOCK MARKETS: Economists say NAFTA important for meat industry

Growth in animal product trade dramatic over last three decades.

The 2016 election cycle created a lot of confusion about the importance and benefits of trade, particularly trade within the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) trade bloc comprising the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

In a recent farmdoc daily article, Gary Schnitkey, Kathy Baylis and Jonathan Coppess highlighted the importance of trade with Canada and Mexico for U.S. corn and soybean farmers, focusing specifically on imports of corn and soybeans by those two countries.

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