Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black is optimistic about the agriculture industry in his state, and shared a priority to open markets in new places for Georgia-grown products in the months ahead. At the same time, he has some concern regarding the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as it stands currently, because of hardships it may bring to produce growers.
“With this agreement, there’s still unbridled access to our market window and that is a cause of concern,” said Black, who attended the 2020 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference.
Black also stressed the importance of looking at food safety standards, regulatory standards and labor practices when passing these types of agreements.
Listen to Chuck’s interview with Commissioner Black here: Interview with Gary Black, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture