Gillibrand Asks To Investigate Produce Price Imbalance

Gillibrand Asks To Investigate Produce Price Imbalance

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A U.S. Lawmaker asks USDA to investigate an imbalance in produce prices.

In a letter to the USDA, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says between 2012 and 2017 returns for specialty crop growers remained the same while wholesale shares increased. Some say competition from Canada plus higher U.S. wages could contribute to the disparity. United Fresh says increasing consumption is key to raising prices paid to farmers.

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