NCGA wants the U.S. Trade Rep to act on Mexico’s corn import dispute

The National Corn Growers Association is calling on the U.S. Trade Representative to step in and handle the dispute with Mexico over corn imports.

This comes as Mexico’s president considers banning all imports of corn using bio-technologies and certain herbicides by 2024. Bio-tech corn makes up about 90 percent of U.S. grown corn.

In a piece published on The Hill, NCGA President Tom Hayg said, “If the decree is enacted, the negative impact will be felt by farmers in the U.S. and by people in Mexico.”

Hayg says he is hopeful an agreement can be reached not only with Mexico, but jointly with the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.