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Trump proposals mixed bag for West Texas ag

Amarillo Globe-News

November 28, 2016

Amarillo Globe-News - President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed trade policies have potential to help or hurt West Texas agriculture, said analysts.

Darren Hudson admits the deal has cost the U.S. some jobs, but considers it a net benefit. The Texas Tech agricultural economist is also quick to point out renegotiating it would involve give and take.

"There are elements of NAFTA that would warrant some reconsideration, but if we go to the table to renegotiate, Mexico and Canada are going to want stuff too," he said. "We can't just impose our will."

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