November 30, 2022
AFBF: US should push for fair agriculture trade with Mexico
The United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement is crucial for the US farm economy, the president of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Zippy Duvall, said in a November 29 press release.
He commented on this development in regards to a meeting between USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and Mexican President Lopez Obrador. The meeting concerns Mexico's biotechnology import ban — as such, it is "critically important" for the US-Mexico-Canada-Agreement, Duvall said.
"America's farmers are deeply concerned with President Obrador's decree to phase out the importation of biotech corn and agriculture products," he explained. "This import ban will only hurt the people of Mexico and America's farmers, who are dedicated to growing safe and affordable food for families on both sides of the border.
"Proven advances in technology allow farmers to meet demands while achieving important sustainability goals. We appreciate Secretary Vilsack for standing firm in support of American agriculture and we encourage him to continue pressing for fair trade between the US and Mexico."