TITLE

Mexican imports hammering Florida veggies

AUTHOR(S)
JOHNSON, CHARLES
PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press Exclusive Insight;5/3/2012, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the influx of Mexican imports that is hitting hard Florida tomato and bell pepper farmers. It notes that Mexico delivers its products cheaper and has stepped up its volume of greenhouse and shade tomato production. It cites the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that allows Mexican produce to enter the U.S. duty free where free trade is not balanced for farmers of Florida. It points to the local food movement that helps south Florida tomato and pepper growers.
ACCESSION #
76329122

 

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