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The US sold more than $40 billion in farm exports to Mexico and Canada last year

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US agriculture exports to Mexico and Canada amounted to $41 billion in 2016.

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Exports of farm products, including corn and soy, quadrupled since 1994, thanks in large part to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Arguing that NAFTA harmed factory workers, US president Donald Trump calls it the “worst trade deal ever,” and plans to renegotiate it in August.

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But US farmers are worried, because the trade deal is largely beneficial to them.

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Last year, US exports of agricultural products to Mexico reached $18 billion. These were the top exports:

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While US exports of agricultural products to Canada reached $23 billion. These were the top exports:

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Some farmers fear that tariffs might be introduced in the agricultural sector in exchange for better terms in the manufacturing sector.

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They also fear that Mexico and Canada might continue looking for other sources due to the uncertainty surrounding the negotiations.

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Earlier this year, Mexican representatives started talks with Brazil and Argentina on removing tariffs on corn imports.

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