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Bacon Reacts to Mexico Corn Ban Update

Bacon Reacts to Mexico Corn Ban Update

Washington, D.C. –– Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the statement in response to the Biden administration’s announcement on proceeding with dispute settlement consultations with Mexico following their ban on the importation of GMO corn. Bacon, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, asked Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for an update on March 29th of this year.

“I have been urging the Administration to take this step for months now. Free trade means upholding your end of the deal, something Mexico has not done with the USMCA. I thank Ambassador Katherine Tai and Secretary Vilsack for taking this important step to enforce a fair, rules-and-science-based trading system. 30,000 jobs are on the line. Holding Mexico accountable is a huge step in the right direction for Nebraskan corn farmers and the Nebraska economy.”