Today ag groups and growers across the country are making calls and taking to Twitter and other social media platforms to call on President Trump, Secretary Ross and Trade Representative Lighthizer to stay in the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, which is key to growing international markets for soybeans and all of agriculture.
In just the last 10 years, U.S. agricultural exports to Mexico have surged 64 percent to nearly $18 billion last year, with corn, soybean and pork the top three products. Additionally, under NAFTA soy exports to Mexico and Canada were almost $3 billion in 2016 and soy exports to Mexico have grown four-fold under the agreement.
With commodity prices at historically low levels, remaining in NAFTA gives farmers access to a robust and vital marketplace.
If you’re a grower and trade matters to your farm, join other growers in supporting NAFTA and sharing your story through ASA’s Soy Action Center.