“There’s always going to be competition, whether it’s Mexico or California,” Wishnatzki said.
“I think we need to get our message out to consumers when the Florida berries are available. Hopefully, consumers will help drive that demand for chain stores to purchase more Florida berries because most consumers would prefer the domestic product.”
As grower opinions are diverse, Campbell said he’s not sure what the industry plans to do to influence that change.
He’s looking for increased marketing but said it’s ultimately up to growers to decide how they want to invest their resources.
One thing’s for sure, they don’t want a long and protracted trade war that wouldn’t likely benefit either side.
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