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Exports crucial to business future

Dear Editor,
When you realize that 95 percent of the worlds consumers live outside our borders, it is clear that international trade is vital to a vibrant U.S. economy.
Trade supports American jobs  plain and simple.
Agricultural exports alone supported about 1.1 million American jobs last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  farmers, ranchers, truckers, exporters and more. 
Every $1 billion in agricultural exports supports over 8,400 jobs.
The entire U.S. economy depends on trade, but particularly agriculture.
We export 15 percent of our corn production, 45 percent of soybeans, 27 percent of ...

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