Legislators Ask Trade Rep to Protect U.S. Growers

The petition highlights the increasing surplus of agricultural products from Mexico.

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott of Florida headed up a request from 20 legislators to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to investigate an influx of agricultural products from Mexico. The petition states that Mexico has burdened and restricted U.S. commerce for two decades through subsidies and cheap labor.

The letter stated, “Mexico poses a direct threat to Florida’s seasonal and perishable agricultural industry, endangers the long-term food security of the US, and raises the prospect that Mexico will become an unchallenged hegemon in the winter and spring fruit and vegetable supply chain, with the ability to set market prices that harm American consumers.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For U.S. senators and representatives who are trying to protect American agricultural interests.
  • For Trade Representative Tai as she considers the legislators’ request to investigate Mexico’s trade practices.
  • For U.S. farmers and producers who have experienced hardships during the pandemic, through inflation, and supply distribution issues.

Sources: FreshPlaza, DRGNews


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