U.S. Corn growers recently briefed Congressional leaders about the negative impact of Mexico’s proposed ban on biotech corn.
During Tuesday’s meeting in Washington D.C., Nebraska Corn Growers Association President Andy Jobman says he wanted to educate lawmakers. “It can have detrimental impacts on the US corn farmer and the Mexican consumer. If they are looking for non-GM corn, that increased cost is going to go on the shoulders of the Mexican consumer and that’s not something we want either.”
He tells Brownfield the trading relationship with Mexico and the market’s reaction is tenuous but has been healthy.