Global trade has been good for Arkansas farmers and manufacturers, says Farmers for Free Trade Deputy Director Angela Hofmann. But, she says those producers are now bearing the brunt of tariffs imposed by the Trump administration, first on China and later on Mexico, Canada and the European Union. Hofmann says newly imposed tariffs are also tied to ongoing negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and we hear how all of these negotiations are impacting Arkansas producers.

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In the last few days of June, Melvin Torres, the Director of Western Hemisphere Trade at the Arkansas World Trade Center, traveled to Washington, D.C. to testify before the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office about how NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, has impacted trade between Arkansas and Canada and Mexico.