Commodity leaders expect U.S. to prevail in challenge to Mexico’s corn ban

Farmers heard an update on Mexico’s genetically modified corn ban during Wisconsin’s Corn-Soy-Pork Expo.

During a panel discussion on market development, Neal Caskey with the National Corn Growers Association said the U.S. Trade Representative dispute panel process under the USMCA agreement is ongoing, and Canada has sided with the U.S. “They expect to have that put to bed sometime maybe this fall, and we expect to prevail. We have the treaty on our side, we have the law on our side, and we have science on our side.”

And Brent Boydston with the U.S. Grains Council says the good news for farmers is, “At this time, we have not seen any trade disruptions as a result of this action.”

Boydston and Caskey both say they expect the dispute panel to side with the United States sometime this fall.

Boydson and Caskey participated in a panel discussion along with Eric Wenberg from the Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance, Dean Meyer from the U.S. Meat Export Federation, and Kim Atkins from the U.S. Beef Export Council during the Wisconsin Corn-Soy-Pork Expo in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

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