President Trump’s threat to shutdown the Mexican border has the attention of agriculture. National Milk Producers Federation President and CEO Jim Mulhern said the dairy industry is suffering through one of its worst economic times ever and the border closing would only add to the pain for dairy farmers. More than 20 percent of total U.S. pork exports go to Mexico and National Pork Producers Council President Dave Herring said his industry is at “a breaking point” and can’t afford the loss of the Mexican market. Last year, Mexico purchased nearly $20 billion in ag products from the United States.
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