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Perdue says Trump Knows What He’s Doing in NAFTA and Won’t Hurt Ag

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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the agribusiness sector needs to understand that President Trump is a tough negotiator who may take the NAFTA talks to the brink to get a deal. But, Perdue says Trump also understands the importance of the farm economy and will not hurt it. Perdue made the remarks in a speech yesterday to the Agricultural Retailers Association in Phoenix.

“I do believe the president wants a deal. He’s a tough negotiator, and if you read his book, “The Art of the Deal,” he goes right to the brink sometimes. So, there may be some nervous times between now and when we get the deal,” Perdue said.

Perdue went on, “Trump knows the power of the ag economy. He knows the political power of the ag economy. He knows who voted for him, and who didn’t, and he wants to make sure we have a healthy, thriving, growing farm economy.”

Source: Agri Pulse