A farm leader sees Mexico’s planned ban on genetically-modified corn as an opportunity.
Joe Maxwell is the President of Farm Action and raises non-GM corn near Mexico, Missouri. Maxwell is critical of Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack for defending genetically modified corn and not working to develop a non-GM market. “The Department of Agriculture during this time period has done nothing to help move farmers towards a premium market, more money in their pockets, and we think that’s a mistake and a failed, missed opportunity.”
Maxwell tells Brownfield the non-GM corn seed is available and giving Mexico the corn they want can give U.S.