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Trade agreements could help farmers

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Four years, two U.S. presidents and six Congressional floor votes later, Louisiana farmers and ranchers are a giant step closer to realizing the nearly $2.5 billion in new agriculture exports projected with the implementation of free trade pacts with Korea, Colombia and Panama.
The House and the Senate last week passed a series of bills to move forward with the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement and the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement.

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