"US Ag Secretary promises not to "accept a worse deal" on NAFTA"

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has reassured farmers that they will be better off under a renegotiated NAFTA deal the Trump administration is striving for.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Perdue said some segments of the farm sector might benefit from a fresh look at NAFTA, including Florida fruit producers.

"We're going to try and balance the scorecard," Perdue said.

The Journal noted NAFTA has become a "critical cog" in the nation's agricultural economy, with farm exports to Mexico hitting about $18 billion in 2016.

"I can assure you that neither this president, nor [Commerce Secretary Wilbur] Ross nor I, are going to negotiate or accept a worse deal than we have it now," Perdue said. "Our goal is to make it better for all producers."

source: newsmax.com

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