Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2022. 9:51 PM CST.
Photo credit: Shyne Barrow
By Ruben Morales Iglesias: Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow said farmers in San Carlos are losing thousands of dollars to spoiled carrots.
“Crops bloomed and spoiled due to Minister Mai authorizing an import license for Mexican carrots and the government’s inability to control smuggling,” Barrow said in a post on the networks. social Wednesday after a visit to San Carlos, Orange Walk, a carrot producing region.
Agriculture Minister Jose Abelardo Mai said earlier that overproduction was causing a slowdown in the carrot market, but Barrow pointed out that farmers say otherwise.
“Farmers say it has nothing to do with overproduction! The small government must stop granting licenses for the Mexican import of all the products that our farmers sell until our Belizean farmers have had the opportunity to sell their harvest,” Barrow said.
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