U.S. corn growers are standing behind Mexico’s decision on biotech corn

As Mexican officials continue their fight against biotech corn, they have found some allies in an unlikely place.

A corn farmer in Illinois says he believes in free and fair trade, and he has concerns about pushing a product on a country that does not want it, noting it could cause an unneeded tension between them. An Indiana pork farmer says USDA seems to be taking the side of big companies in this dispute, saying farmers should have a say in it, too.

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association has stood by U.S. corn saying it is safe and sustainable. The window to file a formal dispute opened while the markets were closed on Friday.