US Rice Imports Crowd out Haitian Produce

    Rice imports from the U.S. are eating up the market of locally harvested rice in Haiti, The Associated Press reports. Haitian farmers are finding it hard to make money when subsidized U.S. rice is sold cheaper than the local produce.

    “I can’t make any money off my rice with all the foreign rice there is now,” said Renan Reynold, a Haitian farmer. “If I can’t make any money, I can’t feed my family.”

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