Commissioner Adam Putnam Urges NAFTA Changes to Better Protect Florida Agriculture



TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today sent a letter to Ambassador Robert Lighthizer underscoring the importance of ensuring that Florida agriculture is better protected from unfair and illegal trade practices as NAFTA negotiations continue.

“Current remedies available to address unfair trade practices are simply insufficient to protect Florida’s specialty crop producers. It is critical that the NAFTA negotiations result in policy that ensures producers of seasonal and perishable crops have access to trade remedy law that applies to every other commodity or manufacturer in the U.S.,” stated Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam.

Read the letter [ Adobe PDF Document 282.89 KB ].