Farm Bureau backs investigation of Mexican tomatoe |

Farm Bureau backs investigation of Mexican tomatoe

The American Farm Bureau Federation on Friday said it support the Commerce Department’s announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from a previous agreement with Mexico and resume an anti-dumping investigation into imports of Mexican fresh tomatoes.

“The renewed anti-dumping investigation against Mexican fresh tomato imports is a necessary action,” Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall said in a news release.

“Despite a previous accord that banned artificially low prices, Mexican producers have found ways to exploit the agreement and increase their market share.

“Farm Bureau believes in free and fair trade. North American agricultural trade has been an enormous boon for the United States, Mexico and Canada, but the United States must take action when that trade ceases to be fair.”