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Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandJanuary 31, 20185min1374
A recent study of the impact on the potential U.S. withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) reported Colorado could lose $2.1 billion in business and tens of thousands of jobs. An analysis last November from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found similar economic impacts. The economic analysis came from the Business Roundtable, […]

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Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandNovember 17, 20172min434
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report Friday that looked at which states would be hardest hit if the United States withdraws from the three-nation North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The Chamber has focused most on the hit to American agriculture, should President Trump follow through on his threat to renegotiate or even withdraw from the […]

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Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandOctober 20, 20177min351
Heightened border security between the United States and Mexico wouldn’t just impact the flow of human traffic across the two nation’s borders; it also could affect the flow of perishable fruits and vegetables from Mexico into the United States and Canada, especially with the winter months coming. That’s among concerns expressed by agricultural officials from […]

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJuly 21, 201717min408

Despite concerns earlier this year that the new Trump administration’s hardline immigration policies would lead to labor shortages across Colorado’s agricultural sector, growers and their advocates are breathing a sigh of relief as the harvest approaches, confident they’ll have the hands to pick and package what could be a bumper crop. But even though one component of the country’s sprawling immigration system appears to be working as it has been this summer, industry experts and a newly formed state coalition of business and civic leaders say that doesn’t mean the entire system is any less broken.