Imported tortillas? Big Mexican farmers fear cuts will hit harvests

10/15/2020

Source: Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s most productive farmers fear they may not be able to meet growing demand after state funding cuts, warning of a rising reliance on imports of the white corn used for staples such as tortillas and tamales.

Under President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the agricultural budget has been cropped by a third, with subsidies aimed at larger farmers, who account for two-thirds of corn production, almost entirely eliminated.

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