On December 14th, 2022 the presidents of 23 state corn grower groups, joined by the National Corn Growers Association’s president, sent a letter to President Biden calling for him to take additional steps to address the pending decree by Mexico that would block imports of biotech corn. The Nebraska Corn Growers Association’s president, Andy Jobman, was among the letter’s signatories.
“As we continue to bring this issue to Ambassador Katherine Tai, NeCGA’s membership is baffled by the lack of action on this issue and that an enforcement case has not been brought forward,” states Jobman. “Nebraska, U.S. farmers and the agricultural industry are backed by decades of research to prove that genetically modified (GM) corn is safe for human consumption.”
The letter encouraged the President to raise the issue during upcoming trade talks and to file a dispute under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) if Mexico doesn’t act expeditiously to withdraw the decree.
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