The Florida Blueberry Growers Association (FBGA) added its voice to other agriculture producer groups in support of the Florida delegation’s Section 301 petition to protect the state’s fresh fruit and vegetable farmers from the rapidly rising onslaught of heavily subsidized Mexican produce.
“Now is the time to deliver relief to domestic producers under assault from foreign imports, including blueberry growers,” stated FBGA President Leonard Park. “As a nation, we must prioritize American food for our future generations.”
FBGA joins the Florida Farm Bureau, Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association and Florida Strawberry Growers Association in urging the United States Trade Representative to act favorably upon this petition. Our leadership stands ready to assist the federal government and our congressional leaders in all phases of this process.