South Dakota Farm Bureau hosted a panel discussion on trade and tariffs at Dakotafest. SDFB Marketing Coordinator Brenda Dreyer said tariffs are making an impact on South Dakota farmers. “We brought in local farmers to discuss how it’s impacting them.” South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson was part of the discussion. Johnson sayid market access is extremely important for farmers. “Farmers want trade, not aid. The North American Free Trade Agreement was a big win for American agriculture,” said Johnson. “U.S. exports to Mexico have increased dramatically since 1993 and the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement is an even better deal than NAFTA. It will provide new market access. We need that deal brought to the floor this fall so the U.S. can ratify the agreement.”
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