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Ag groups worried about import restrictions

Major commodity groups warn national security should not be cited as reason for import trade restrictions.

Eighteen food and agricultural organizations representing the vast majority of production agriculture sent a letter to the Trump Administration July 18 urging it to refrain from placing restrictions on imports of steel and aluminum. The organizations are very concerned that such restrictions will boomerang against U.S. food and agricultural exports.

The groups warned that "the aftermath" of restrictions on steel and aluminum imports "could be disastrous for the global trading system a

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