NAFTA

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The U.S. and Canada reached an eleventh hour deal over the weekend for a tentative replacement of NAFTA. One of the biggest sticking points was access to the Canadian dairy market.


  • Tariff wars impacting Idaho manufacturing.
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According to a monthly survey, farmers across the U.S. aren’t feeling too optimistic these days.  

Idaho And NAFTA

May 1, 2018

President Trump insists the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a terrible deal for American workers, but one-quarter of Idaho’s exports went to Canada and Mexico from 2002 to 2016 and the state's agricultural community is very concerned about what a withdrawal from NAFTA could mean for their bottom line.

On the Tuesday May 1, 2018 edition of Idaho Matters:

-- Atlanta-based developers the Greenstone Group are hoping to build a multi-purpose sports stadium in South Boise to host minor league baseball games and other athletic events. The project has the support of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and some other high-caliber boosters.  

See-ming Lee / Flickr

China is imposing new tariffs on over 100 American-made products, including wheat. It’s the second time the Asian nation implemented new fees on American imports this week.


Julochka / Flickr

Idaho and potatoes are synonymous for good reason; the Gem State is the nation’s biggest producer of the vegetable. With the fate of NAFTA unknown as negotiators head into an eighth round of talks, the potato industry is monitoring those talks closely.

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Negotiations surrounding the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, will soon enter an eighth round. Industries in Idaho are keeping a close eye on the talks.