President Donald Trump has reached a tentative trade deal with Mexico, and now the focus of tariff talks shifts to Canada.
It’s a high-stakes situation for Kansas industry because Canada is the top export market for the state.
Kansas exports totaled more than $11 billion in 2017, led by agricultural products, aircraft and airplane parts. Nearly $2.5 billion of those exports went to Canada. The other partner in the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico, was the second biggest market for Kansas exports, at nearly $2 billion.