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Feb 17, 2017

Cayo Farmers Tell Story of Rotting Potatoes

Our news crew is just back from the fields in the west covering the very important story of the plight of local farmers whose livelihoods are being threatened by the importation and contraband of potatoes from Mexico. The crisis in the agriculture industry, according to the farmers is because licenses are being issued to highly connected importers.  In many villages in the north and west, life has come almost to a standstill for the local farmers as thousands of pounds of local potatoes are rotting in the fields because the markets are overflowing with the Mexican staple, which is being sold at a cheaper price. We’ll have this story for you on Monday.

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1 Response for “Cayo Farmers Tell Story of Rotting Potatoes”

  1. Marie says:

    This is so sad, how can government accept this type of behavior when they see their own people who voted for them and depend on farming to have other products imported when it is readily available in the country, shame on all of you people.

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