American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented on USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s recent meeting with President Lopez Obrador on Mexico’s biotechnology import ban.

“The United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement is important for America’s farm economy, making Secretary Vilsack’s meeting with President Obrador of Mexico critically important. America’s farmers are deeply concerned with President Obrador’s decree to phase out the importation of biotech corn and agriculture products. This import ban will only hurt the people of Mexico, and America’s farmers, who are dedicated to growing safe and affordable food for families on both sides of the border.

“Proven advances in technology allow farmers to meet demands while achieving important sustainability goals. We appreciate Secretary Vilsack for standing firm in support of American agriculture and we encourage him to continue pressing for fair trade between the U.S. and Mexico.”