Mexico vs U.S.: The Corn War

By: Jaelen Hodges

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In response to Trump’s proposed 20 percent tax on Mexican imports to pay for his wall, Mexican Senator Armando Rios Piter has publicized his plans to introduce a bill to hit America where it hurts: corn. His bill would require Mexico to shift their corn purchases from the U.S. to Brazil and Argentina, which has U.S. corn farmers nervous because Mexico is the top buyer of American corn exports. According to the National Corn Growers Association, the U.S. exports $2.4 billion worth of corn bushels to Mexico every year.

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