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Pennsylvania’s Leaders Reiterate Support For Preserving & Modernizing NAFTA
Pennsylvania’s Food & Agriculture Sectors Support More Than 1.5 Million Jobs And Export $1.3 Billion To NAFTA Partners: 
 
Dependent On NAFTA, The Food And Agriculture Industries Support Over 1.5 Million Pennsylvania Jobs. (Americans For Farmers & Families, “Pennsylvania Chapter Of Americans For Farmers & Families Announces Launch,” Press Release, 1/26/18) 
  • Pennsylvania’s Top NAFTA Exports Are Chocolate, Prepared Foods And Beverages. (“Pennsylvania,” Americans For Farmers & Families, Accessed 1/31/18)
  • $1.3 Billion, Or 60 Percent Of Pennsylvania’s Total $2.3 Billion Food And Agricultural Exports In 2016, Went To NAFTA Partners. (“Pennsylvania,” Americans For Farmers & Families, Accessed 1/31/18)
NAFTA Withdrawal Could Cost The State Of Pennsylvania More Than 142,000 Jobs. (“Terminating NAFTA: The National And State-By-State Impacts On Jobs, Exports And Output,” Business Roundtable, January 2018) 
 
Pennsylvania’s Leaders Have Reiterated NAFTA’s Importance To The State And The Need To Modernize The Agreement: 
 
U.S. Senator Pat Toomey: “We Should Send The Message That [NAFTA] Is Going To Remain A Permanent Agreement.” (Megan Cassella, Seung Min Kim & Adam Behsudi, “GOP Senators Push Trump On Trade,” Politico, 2/7/18) 
 
U.S. Representative Lloyd Smucker: “It Is Imperative That Any Renegotiation Of NAFTA Safeguards The Significant Trade Gains Made Over The Past 23 Years. Meanwhile, This Renegotiation Must Serve As An Opportunity For The United States To Expand Its Market Share And Increase American Competitiveness.” (Representative Lloyd Smucker, “Smucker Leads Freshman Members Calling For USTR To Update Congress On NAFTA Negotiations,” Press Release, 11/14/17) 
 
State Senator Scott Martin: “Pennsylvania Has A Rich Agricultural Heritage And Agriculture Is One Of The Top Industries In Our Commonwealth. It’s Important That We Work Towards Modernizing NAFTA Which Will Allow For Continued Growth And Prosperity For Pennsylvania Farmers.” (Americans For Farmers & Families, “Americans for Farmers & Families Talk NAFTA Impact With Pennsylvania Agriculture Leaders,” Press Release, 2/14/18) 
 
State Representative David Zimmerman: “We Must Preserve And Modernize NAFTA For The Well-Being Of All Farming Families In Our Commonwealth.” (Americans For Farmers & Families, “Americans for Farmers & Families Talk NAFTA Impact With Pennsylvania Agriculture Leaders,” Press Release, 2/14/18) 
 
Pennsylvania Businesses Have Continued To Praise NAFTA’s Positive Impacts On Their Industries: 
 
LE-MA-RE Farms Owner And Tioga County Commissioner Erick Coolidge: “Maintaining NAFTA, And Better Yet, Modernizing It, Will Allow Farmers Like Me To Better Serve The American People In The Best Way I Know How.” (Americans For Farmers & Families, “Americans for Farmers & Families Talk NAFTA Impact With Pennsylvania Agriculture Leaders,” Press Release, 2/14/18) 
 
Red Barn Consulting Inc. Owner Peter Hughes: “The Number One Thing We Cannot Do Is Shut Off These Export Markets [Canada And Mexico].” (Shelby White, “Pa. Farmers Press Case For Keeping NAFTA,” Central Penn Business Journal, 2/16/18)