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Sat Nov 3, 2018, 03:39 PM

Farmers protest new trade policies at Trump resort in Dora

DORAL, Fla. - South Florida farmers, afraid for their livelihoods, took their tractors to the Trump National Doral on Saturday, hoping to get the presidentís attention.

The farmers feel left out of the new trade deal with Canada and Mexico.

They said the deal leaves out protections for the South Florida vegetable growers who feed the nation in winter, allowing for cheaper produce from Mexico to be dumped into the market as direct competition.

They are asking President Donald Trump for a deal that is fair trade, not free trade.

ďThose products take a lot of labor and our labor is costing us from 10 to 15 times what Mexican labor is costing, and thatís one of the major problems thatís happening,Ē said Paul Dimare of Dimare Fresh.

The new trade agreement gives U.S. farmers greater access to the Canadian dairy market. But it keeps a NAFTA dispute-resolution process that the United States wanted to jettison and offers Canada protection if Trump goes ahead with plans to impose tariffs on cars, trucks and auto parts imported into the United States.

The farmers wrote to the Trump administration about the seasonal dumping issue; officials said they understood the concerns but there was nothing they could do.

https://www.local10.com/news/florida/doral/farmers-protest-new-trade-policies-at-trump-resort-in-doral

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 03:45 PM

1. Let's talk credentials here..

Mr. Dimare needs to include a statement about who he voted for in 2016 before we know whether to get out the tiny violins or not.

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Sat Nov 3, 2018, 03:47 PM

2. They asked for it

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 03:58 PM

3. The republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief has pissed on America's farmers

Like he and his KGOP republican cronies piss on everyone.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 04:05 PM

4. Vote

for a Democrat next time. Seeing how itís Florida, many of them probably voted for this.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 06:17 PM

5. What they are competing against.

Are large American companies that have winter growing operations in Mexico. When it comes to getting the ear of republicans, the large companies win.

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