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Dismantling NAFTA Would Be ‘a Blow to U.S. Ag Economy’

The U.S. is the world’s largest exporter of agricultural and food products, with exports now accounting for about 35 percent of the nation’s farm income, up from 28 percent in 1996. The value of ag exports has increased from $46.2 billion in 1994 to $134.9 billion in 2016.

 

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