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“Sacramento Roundtable Hears Latest on Free Trade Agreements”

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August 19, 2011

Sacramento Bee

Kirk was in town to continue a nationwide tour promoting pending trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia. If approved by Congress, Kirk said, the FTAs will benefit California businesses and farms…. Kirk cited California as a prime example of the benefits of free trade agreements, particularly agriculture. For example, nearly a quarter of state agriculture production is exported; about 40 percent of exports out of the Port of Oakland are ag exports.