Mitchell Sends Letter to Protect Michigan Sugarbeet Farmers

May 15, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Mitchell sent a letter to President Trump encouraging the use of anti-dumping laws to offset Mexico’s sugar trade practices.  Representative Mitchell released the following statement: 

“Between 2013 and 2014, sugar growers lost an estimated $2 billion due to Mexican sugar dumping.  These unequitable trade practices are making it impossible for Michigan sugarbeet growers to compete.  I am pleased that Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has re-engaged with the Mexican government and strongly encourage him to use anti-dumping and countervailing duty laws to end Mexico’s dumping of subsidized sugar into the U.S. sugar market.”

Read the letter here.

Representative Mitchell also recently announced his establishment of an Agriculture Advisory Committee. Read more here.