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Trucks from Nogales, Mexico, line up at the Mariposa Cargo Facility in this 2019 photo, waiting to pass in to Nogales, Arizona. Despite some tense times under the Trump administration, trade between Arizona and Mexico has been relatively stable for the past four years.

President Donald Trump entered office pledging to blow up trade deals, and he later imposed tariffs on trading partners around the world – but the biggest threat to Arizona-Mexico trade over the past four years appears to have been COVID-19. Read more»

President Donald Trump at an event at the White House to sign a new North American trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday officially signed the new trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, finalizing a deal that overhauls labor, environmental and intellectual property rules. Read more»

Pence speaking in Green Valley.

Vice President Mike Pence touted President Trump's trade deal with Mexico and Canada during a speech in Southern Arizona on Thursday, calling on Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement. Read more»

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and members of the Border Patrol in Nogales, Ariz., in April 2019.

Interstate 19 will be closed between Tucson and Green Valley for much of Thursday afternoon due to the visit to a Caterpillar facility by Vice President Mike Pence, authorities said. Read more»

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and members of the Border Patrol in Nogales, Ariz., in April 2019.

Vice President Mike Pence will join Sen. Martha McSally in Arizona this week at a series of private events in Green Valley, Phoenix and Scottsdale, including a fundraiser and a trade speech at a Caterpillar facility south of Tucson. Read more»

Trucks wait to be loaded with cargo at the port in Long Beach, Calif., in this 2017 photo. Arizona officials are concerned about the effect of new tariffs taking effect Sept. 1 on $300 billion in Chinese goods imported into the U.S.

Arizona business leaders said they worry that a 15 percent tariff on $300 billion in Chinese goods that took effect Sunday will backfire and end up hurting economic growth at home. Read more»

Crews harvest at Green Valley Pecan in December.

Shaky international markets, soaring tariffs and bad weather back East have left their mark on Sahuarita, all playing a role in the cancellation of the Pecan Festival. FICO, which owns 7,000 acres of pecan trees in Green Valley and Sahuarita, announced Friday that this year's festival is off. Read more»

For the first time in more than half a century, Mexicans make up less than half the total undocumented immigrant population in the U.S., the Pew report says.

Undocumented immigration from Mexico has dropped so significantly over a decade that Mexicans no longer make up the majority of those living in the U.S. illegally, according to a Pew Research Center report. Read more»

Border Patrol agents apprehended 1,036 men, women and children trying to cross the border in El Paso, Texas, last week. Immigration numbers have not reached levels of the early 2000s, but Customs and Border Protection officials say more and more migrants are families and children.

The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border surged to 144,278 in May, bringing the total for the first eight months of fiscal 2019 to 676,315, already more than any full year in the last decade. Read more»

Trump's tariff threat on Mexico is over, for now — but how long will the reprieve last?

Here's the deal: the last thing Donald Trump wants is to solve problems. Solved problems don't scare people. Vanquished foes are no longer useful foes. The president needs enemies and bogeymen, so he can play the tough guy in his scripted performance. Read more»

Trucks line up in Mexico to enter the U.S. through the Mariposa Port of Entry near Nogales in this photo from 2011. Customs and Border Protection recently trimmed hours at the port in order to redeploy workers elsewhere on the border.

Mexico is the biggest trade partner for Texas and the U.S., and tariffs on Mexican imports would quickly be felt on the border before impacting the rest of the U.S. economy, trade experts say. Read more»

Arizona is in the cross hairs of Trump's latest episode of drama that likely signifies nothing.

Here we go again watching another Donald J. Trump production of "Commander Hammer: Adventures of a Man-Child President," a reality TV show about take-no-prisoners chief executive who plays by his own set of rules. Read more»

Grain bins are flooded in eastern Nebraska after intensive flooding in mid-March. The Trump administration announced a second aid package to farmers suffering under retaliatory tariffs from China. Many also are weathering natural disasters.

The Trump administration announced Thursday a second aid package to farmers suffering under retaliatory tariffs from China, with the bulk of the $16 billion bailout going to direct payments to producers. Read more»

In interview that aired May 19 on “The Next Revolution,” Trump and the show’s host, Steve Hilton, discussed foreign policy, international trade, the economy, politics and more. FackCheck takes a closer look. Read more»

The family-owned Boyle Dairy in Mesa is home to about 1,400 cows on 120 acres of land. The family also farms acreage near Casa Grande.

Dairy farmers in Arizona are forming new partnerships and adjusting their agricultural practices to try and stay competitive in the rapidly evolving world market while fighting tariffs, drought and milk substitutes. Read more»

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