Environ. Horticulture, Pears, Cherries, and Viticulture
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Environ. Horticulture, Pears, Cherries, and Viticulture

WSJ- Mexico's Berry Bounty Fuels US Trade Dispute

Nobody can say we shouldn't have seen this coming.

In the current NAFTA renegotiation, the thriving berry industry (88,000 acres representing a fivefold increase in one decade to 1.26 billion dollars in sales) of central Mexico has come into focus as an unfair competitor to US growers, enjoying cheap labor, state subsidies and year round growing conditions.

Interesting to see also the differences in attitude on this question between large growers, who operate in all three NAFTA signatories, and small growers who produce only domestically.

Good article, paywall protected though.  

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/mexicos-berry-bounty-fuels-u-s-trade-dispute-1507374000

 

Posted on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:28 AM

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