Disruptions to NAFTA Agricultural Trade Could Especially Hurt Trump-voting States

July 12, 2017

NAFTA Agricultural Trade Could Especially Hurt Trump-voting States

The Trump administration’s plan to renegotiate NAFTA could disproportionately harm states that voted for Trump in 2016 if agricultural exports are hampered. The maps above show the states with economies most reliant on agriculture exports to NAFTA countries, including Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Montana, and Kansas. Maine, which voted for Clinton, also gains greatly. Farm exports to Mexico and Canada have grown at a faster rate than exports to the rest of the world since NAFTA was enacted.

This PIIE Chart is adapted from Cullen S. Hendrix’s Policy Brief Agriculture in the NAFTA Renegotiation. Watch the live webcast of A Positive NAFTA Renegotiation: Part 2 on July 17 at 10:30 am.

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