LaHood: U.S. should remain in NAFTA

Darin LaHood
U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood said farmers are benefitting from the North American Free Trade Agreement. (Photo courtesy Facebook/Darin LaHood)

By RFD Radio Network

PEORIA – U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood gets an audience with President Trump this week. Among the talking points–the ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations.

LaHood (R-Ill.) said he urged President Trump to maintain the agreement.

“I told him that if you look at how agriculture has been affected by NAFTA, it’s had a very positive effect on farmers, on rural America and on agriculture,” LaHood said. “I reiterated to him that there would be great consequences to pulling out of NAFTA.”

LaHood cited 98 percent of corn that Mexico presently imports comes from the U.S., with much of that from the Midwest and Illinois. He also discussed getting a new farm bill completed this year and maintaining a strong crop insurance program.

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