“Even when we win overall, some people get hurt. In this case, fruit and vegetable growers are among those getting hurt,” he says. “Unfortunately, unlike soybean farmers hurt by Chinese tariffs, the government is not offering these farmers aid or anything to offset the damages they are suffering.”
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According to Dr. Dorfman, the fruit and vegetable growers, along with the Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, Gary Black, will continue to make the case to Congress and the White House for a modification of the USMCA to address their concerns.
“More imports always concern me from a food safety point of view,” he says. “I trust American products to be the best quality, safest foods out there.”