Texas Tech: The first ag to accept border trade disruptions
The blockade at one of the largest crossings in North America could be over, but the motivation is not.
The Freedom Convoy, as they were called, halted two-way trade between the United States and Canada for nearly a week to take a stand against COVID-19 warrants. Canadian shipments of meat and dairy products, along with fresh fruits, vegetables and cooked foods from the US, felt an immediate impact Texas Tech University, economist Sunghun Lim.
“The issue of blockade is not just a matter of COVID,” he said.
Lim tells Brownfield that the blockade signals an increase in trade tensions between nations with the participation of many supporters of the Conservative Party of Canada and supported by American Republicans. While many Republican supporters come from farming communities, unfortunately, Lim says they are the first to feel unwanted consequences, with the trade in agriculture being the most disproportionately affected.
“This is dramatically and directly affecting our agricultural business,” he said.
Lim adds, while the protest has spread, there is still the possibility of more in the future on either side of the border or even with Mexico, which would directly affect agricultural trade first.
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