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Florida agriculture agency: Mexican imports cost state industry $4 billion

August 31, 2021 at 11:55 AM
Increased Mexican agricultural imports fueled by “unfair” trade practices cost Florida industry nearly $4 billion and “tens of thousands” of lost jobs, according to a report released on Monday by Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried. “With agriculture as Florida’s second largest industry, these unfair foreign trade practices and their devastating economic impact should be of grave concern to every single Floridian,” Fried said in a statement on the report, prepared by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The...

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