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State looks to expand on export opportunities

Smith urges trade agreements to boost market for ag production


Nebraska products, agricultural and otherwise, are reaching customers all over the world, and Nebraska representative to the U.S. Congress Adrian Smith thinks the state can export even more if regulations and tariffs are changed.

State exports totaled $7.5 billion in 2012, Smith claimed during his visit to Sidney on Thursday.

"I tell you what, great things are happening with trade," Smith said. "With U.S. products, more specifically Nebraska products heading overseas."

Smith thinks the answer to growing the market for Nebraska products in other countries is to sign trade agreements...

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