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Republican lawmakers in Assembly send letter to Congressional leaders, Trump to boost Upstate farmers

Republican lawmakers in the state Assembly last week sent a letter to congressional leaders and President Donald Trump urging the approval of a new North American trade pact they say will be a boon to upstate farmers.

The U.S.-Mexico-Canda trade deal will especially provide support to the state’s struggling dairy industry, they wrote.

New York exports more than $18.5 billion in products to Mexico and Canada a year.

In the letter, the state lawmakers write the USMCA is an improvement from the North American Freed Trade Agreement.

“Specifically, the agricultural industry in NewYork will secure much greater access to the Canadian market if this agreement is ratified by Congress,” they wrote.

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