In 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump campaigned on restructure all existing trade deals, especially NAFTA, which according to him, is the “worst deal” ever penned.
Now President Trump is also working to protect American farmers from predatory foreign countries that have sought to undermine the U.S. agriculture community by subsidizing private companies to drive down the cost of produce to uncompetitive prices.
During a sit down interview with State Senator Denise Grimsley (R), a candidate for Agriculture Commissioner of Florida, the former Nurse said that the job of the AG Commissioner was to work with the federal government to make sure that Florida’s farming community had a voice at the negotiating the table.
Grimsley talked about at the predatory practices of foreign governments as a problem, pointing specifically to those Tomato farmers in Florida that are “gradually” disappearing because of the flood of cheap Mexican produce that is coming in daily.
“Most Mexico imports are tied up in the drug trade, so their making a couple of million dollars off of drugs, so they don’t really care if they dump all of this produce for nothing into the state,” said Grimsley, adding, “Once everyone is out of business here, those tomatoes will not be cheap anywhere, whether they are selling drugs or not.