A viewing party for the first US presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is held at the Water's Edge Event Centre in Windsor on September 26, 2016. (Photo by Ricardo Veneza)

US Farmer’s Union President Wants Trump

The American National Farmers Union wants President Trump to think about independent beef producers if-or-when re-negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement take place.

Roger Johnson, who is the President of the NFU, says the current agreement favors only one group: Multinational meatpacking companies.

He says just four beef packers now control over 85% of the American beef market, often raising cattle in both Canada & Mexico before returning them to the States for slaughter and sale.

Johnson says that while NAFTA has resulted in an increase in overall beef exports, it has also increased the American beef trade deficit with both Canada & Mexico.