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Recent trade deals provide a significant boost to area producers United States-Mexico-Canada, US-China Phase 1 and US Japan trade agreements end months of speculation


January 22, 2020

The Farming and Ranching industry, a vital part of Blaine County's economy, received a boost with the three major trade deals being finalized and signed into law. The USMCA, The US-China Phase One Trade Agreement and the US-Japan Trade Agreement have given area producers a positive outlook heading into the new year. After an extended period of wondering and back and forth it seems the industry has some stability moving forward.

Regardless of what side of the aisle you find yourself on, or if you stand in the middle, the three recent trade deals signed into law by President Trump have impacted local farmers and ranchers in a huge way.

How we got here and whether it was the right way to achieve these trade agreements is a topic for a much larger circulation. What is important to us is our local producers. This is where we are at now, and how these deals will affect all of us, directly, is largely dependent on how those producers in our community feel about it.

Blaine County's number one industry is unquestionably Ag...

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