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Lighthizer to Perdue, lawmakers: Agriculture ‘will be front and center’ in every trade deal

May 24, 2017 at 8:21 PM
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week told Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and members of the House Agriculture Committee the Trump administration will prioritize exports of U.S. agriculture products and that “do no harm has got to be our objective” for upcoming NAFTA talks with Mexico and Canada -- a renegotiation process the panel’s chairman, Mike Conaway (R-TX), described as “unsettling” to the ag community. Lighthizer, in a joint press conference with Conaway and Perdue following a May 24 roundtable...

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