Letters: Free Trade Helps Louisiana

By Edward R. Hamberger, President and CEO, Association of American Railroads

Automobile manufacturers and the agriculture sector exist in today’s economy precisely because of this trade agreement. Meanwhile, farmers exported nearly $43 billion in goods in 2016 alone, accounting for more than a third of all U.S. agriculture exports. A significant portion of these goes through Louisiana’s ports, whose success hinges on the sustained movement of goods.