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Rick Worthington Truckers and NAFTA
by Rick Worthington, click here for bio

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: September 20, 2017

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We have telling you for the last couple of weeks about local farmers and ranchers who have been a close eye on the negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement - or NAFTA.

It turns out the trucking industry is just as interested, because what effects farmers and ranchers also has an effect on trucking.

Bob Costello with the American Trucking Association says truckers now move 71 percent of the total goods traded between the U.S. and Canada - much of which is Agricultural goods.

The trucking industry takes the same position as most of agriculture when it comes to the negotiations, which is “do no harm.”

If farmers and ranchers have a partner in business, the closest thing to it might be the trucking industry, and Costello says a NAFTA agreement would allow trucking companies to operate much more efficiently.

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