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U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and the Senate Finance Committee, today released the following statement after meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss trade, which is critically important to South Dakota’s economy:

“I share the president’s interest in promoting fair and reciprocal trade,” said Thune. “I was able to express to him today how important the North American Free Trade Agreement is to agriculture, South Dakota’s top industry, and I urged him to keep the unique needs of this industry at the forefront of the administration’s trade negotiation effort. I appreciate the president taking the time to meet today, and I look forward to continue working with him and his administration to ensure America’s hardworking farmers and ranchers remain a priority in any trade negotiations.”