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November 15, 2016

Foreign trade crucial to Valley’s ag wealth

The debate over international trade has been building. What was once confined to economics classrooms is now grabbing headlines across the country. We’ve heard the negative rhetoric about trade agreements and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during the election process. But what does the TPP and international trade actually mean for California? In a nutshell: The TPP will create more opportunities for California agricultural producers, and businesses of all sizes across all industries, to sell more goods and services to consumers in TPP countries. In fact, the American Farm Bureau has estimated that the TPP will generate an additional $4.4 billion in net farm income.  Read More

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