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Trade deficit narrows as trade tensions continue to bite

Nov 5, 2019
Tariffs on foreign-made imports to the U.S., and retaliatory tariffs on U.S. exports, are dragging down exports and imports.
Apples are one crop that have been hit by the trade war. Above, apples produced by Spring Valley Farm and Orchard in West Virginia are on display at a farmers market.
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NAFTA helped U.S. corn farmers, but may have boosted illegal immigration

Mar 21, 2017
The U.S. produce became cheap and plentiful in Mexico, hurting millions of farmers and leading some to cross the border.
Corn cobs are displayed for sale along with other vegetables in a market in Mexico City.
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