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Struggling U.S. farm sector faces new threat as TPP dies


January 30, 2017

CHICAGO—U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to back out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, a $62 billion market for U.S. farmers, provides a fresh threat to a slumping agricultural economy that has grown increasingly dependent on exports.

Agricultural groups expressed disappointment over the move and urged the new administration to find alternative ways to boost product shipments to Asian countries. Trump announced the cancellation on Monday, Jan. 23, quickly fulfilling a campaign promise.


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