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U.S. Farmers Concerned Over Last Round of NAFTA Talks, Uncertainty Growing

While many farm groups have voiced support for renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in hopes of improving the pact by modernizing such things as Internet banking, including international fund transfers, and a more balanced money exchange system, many producers are more concerned about how any new agreement might affect their bottom line.

 

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