Balanced Reporting. Trusted Insights. Wednesday, February 08, 2023

Politics

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Taylor: US tells Mexico biotech corn restrictions won’t stand

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack made it clear to reporters earlier this month that the U.S. is not satisfied with Mexico’s latest offer to compromise on its plan to restrict biotech corn imports, but the Biden administration has also sent that message to Mexico City as talks between the two countries continue, says Alexis Taylor, USDA’s undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs.


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US rice farmers are losing Mexico, their largest foreign market

Up until recently Mexico counted on the U.S. for nearly 100% of its rice imports, but that’s no longer the case. Countries like Brazil now find themselves at a price advantage to the once-dominant U.S. and they’re taking advantage of the situation at a rate that has the USA Rice Federation concerned that members are losing their largest and most reliable market.
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