Report: Mexican Cucumber And Squash Imports Costing US Farmers, Including Florida



Andrew Quintana | WTSP/CBS

FLORIDA, USA — A recent report released by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) revealed the effect imports of seasonal squash and cucumber from Mexico are having on farmers nationwide. The result is $95 million in lost revenue for growers since 2015. 

Here in Florida, Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried says the impact is more devastating. According to Fried, those imports have caused an estimated 2,721 lost jobs and $1.85 billion in negative economic impact for Florida growers. 

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