Economic impact of unfair trade on Florida’s ag industry estimated at $4 bln.



Fresh Plaza Staff | Fresh Plaza

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 FDACS report noted that there was 10-20 percent in annual lost sales of Florida seasonal producers because of expanded Mexican imports, resulting in an overall economic impact of $1.99 to $3.99 billion. This equates to between 17,870 to 35,741 Florida jobs lost.

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