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The American Soybean Association (ASA) supports the Americans for Farmers & Families (AFF), a new coalition of growers, producers, suppliers and consumers dedicated to preserving the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

NAFTA has greatly benefited the U.S. through strong job growth, higher wages and low consumer prices, and has particularly enabled a booming agricultural and energy export economy that has upheld America’s independence. But its livelihood is at stake.

The mission of AFF is to educate policymakers on the best way to modernize NAFTA to fit America’s evolving needs. Improvements to NAFTA should be pursued by policymakers to ensure fair and balanced trade with our partners that benefits American exporters, consumers and helps create and grow American jobs.

To be an impactful voice in the debate over the future of NAFTA and change perceptions about the trade agreement, the coalition will focus on supporting the negotiations with political grasstops, coalition building and earned media campaigns in Republican-leaning states across the nation. Mobilizing a unique coalition of our industry and supporters of President Donald Trump and Republican governors, senators and members of Congress will be critical to success of the negotiations.

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