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Local farmers divided over Trump's TPP withdrawal

From international shipments to your shopping cart, local experts say the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement would have affected everyone.

However, now that President Donald Trump has opted to withdraw from the agreement, local farmers and producers are torn on the issue.

One farmer who stood to gain from the TPP is Rex Calloway.

“My wife and I now run our farm as third generation,” he explains.

The Quincy area farmer primarily grows potatoes, with beans, corn, wheat and alfalfa on rotation.

His potatoes are sent to a processing facility that chops them up into frozen French fries, before being shipped around the world.