Ag, manufacturing, and transportation say NAFTA is necessary
December 15, 2017 By Larry Lee Filed Under: News, Trade, Wisconsin
Agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation leaders had a common message for the Trump Administration Friday morning… Don’t walk away from the North American Free Trade Agreement. Along Milwaukee’s lakefront, business and political leaders agreed that it’s time for the President commit to keeping NAFTA. One of them is Jeffrey Schwager with Sartori Cheese, who told Brownfield, “To get an agreement done for all of us is important. Uncertainty kills us.”
Schwager says Sartori could lose a large part of their market without NAFTA, saying, “Without a NAFTA agreement, our exports could go (down) in half.”
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation President Jim Holte tells Brownfield farmers, industry, and workers need to keep telling Washington how vital NAFTA is to them. “I think we need to continue to talk to those people that represent us in Congress. We need to talk to the trade people in Washington, continue to bring forward the facts of how it impacts us and how important it is to our everyday lives.”
Wisconsin Ag Secretary Sheila Harsdorf and U.S. Senator Ron Johnson also commented on the importance of NAFTA.
More than 90 representatives of business and government attended the pro-NAFTA event at the Port of Milwaukee hosted by Wisconsin Farm Bureau, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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