We need trade, one way or another

The Central American Free Trade Agreement is expected to come before Congress this month for an up-or-down vote. And the Washington rhetoric is as stifling as the muggy June heat.
“CAFTA only gives America market access to a group of countries whose combined GDP is barely the size of New Haven, Conn.” (American Sugar Alliance)
On the other hand, U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania supports free trade agreements to “promote democracy and enhance our national security.”

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Farm and Dairy Editor Susan Crowell has been with the paper since 1985, serving as its editor since 1989. Raised on a farm in Holmes County, she is a graduate of Kent State University.You can follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/scrowell and follow Farm and Dairy at http://twitter.com/farmanddairy. You can also find her on Google+ and Facebook. More Stories by Susan Crowell

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