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AGRICULTURAL TRADE

Summary: Agricultural retailers and distributors play a vital role in the success of the nation's food security. Their farmer customers produce goods for global markets and seek free and fair trade with foreign countries.

ARA position: Support policies that promote free trade of agricultural products, equipment, and crop input materials (pesticides, fertilizers, seeds) that create opportunities for the benefit of American agribusiness and farmers. Support Passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Support USDA Trade Mitigation payments while tariffs continue to hinder trade markets.