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Lawmakers introduce bill to support seasonal growers hurt by imports

July 23, 2021 at 8:30 AM
Reps. Raul Ruiz (D-CA) and Austin Scott (R-GA) on Wednesday introduced a bill to provide support to seasonal and perishable growers who have seen lowered market prices due to imports -- a longstanding contention by some domestic growers who say that fresh produce from Mexico harms their industry. The “American Seasonal and Perishable Crop Support Act” would amend the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2004 by creating an Agriculture Department-run program that would “help producers make up the difference between...

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