NAFTA: The Trade Deal that Delivered the Dinero for U.S. Dairy

Exports to Mexico soared to $1.5 billion annually

Mark O'Keefe
Jul 9, 2020 · 7 min read
NAFTA was a win-win trade deal for the dairy industries of the U.S. and Mexico. Photo illustration: U.S. Dairy Export Council.

Maligned by critics from the get-go but appreciated by farmers, cheesemakers, truck drivers and others in the U.S. dairy industry, the landmark North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) died at 11:59 p.m. on June 30.