Looking Ahead to NAFTA Renegotiations

Identifying Principles in Support of Family Farms

As the new Congress and new Administration continue to shake up “business as usual” in the nation’s capital, policies will begin to take shape on trade relationships. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is on the top of the list: paying close attention will be farmers, ranchers and agribusiness corporations. Indeed, family farm and sustainable ag groups have stepped forward and prescribed a set of principles for any new policies with major U.S. trade partners, Canada and Mexico.
CRL takes a look at this in a new blog posting at Faith, Food & the Environment, our special website dedicated to the Vocation of the Agricultural Leader. CRL stays in touch with various groups around the country to broaden the impact of similar advocacy efforts. Our concern remains steadfast: to ensure the economic viability of family farms and restore the vitality of rural economies.

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