FFVA Statement on New FDACS Report

Clint Thompson Florida, Fruit, Top Posts, Vegetables

Aug. 30, 2021

On Monday, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) released its latest report on the impacts of Mexican imports on Florida’s seasonal producers. The report “demonstrates that Florida producers continue to suffer a disproportionate economic injury.”

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association issued the following statement on the report:

“Today’s economic impact report from FDACS on unfair trade helps illustrate what Florida’s specialty crop growers have been experiencing for decades at an alarming rate. Soaring volumes of unfairly priced produce imported from foreign countries continues to devastate our growers and others across the country. Immediate, effective and enforceable solutions are needed now to restore market fairness for U.S. producers of fresh fruits and vegetables.”

Read the release from Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and access the full report here.