The agricultural elements of the NAFTA pact were brutal on Mexico's corn farmers. A flood of U.S. corn imports, combined with subsidies that favor agribusiness, are blamed for the loss of two million farm jobs in Mexico.
The agricultural elements of the NAFTA pact were brutal on Mexico's corn farmers. A flood of U.S. corn imports, combined with subsidies that favor agribusiness, are blamed for the loss of two million farm jobs in Mexico. Heriberto Rodriguez/MCT
The agricultural elements of the NAFTA pact were brutal on Mexico's corn farmers. A flood of U.S. corn imports, combined with subsidies that favor agribusiness, are blamed for the loss of two million farm jobs in Mexico. Heriberto Rodriguez/MCT

Free trade: As U.S. corn flows south, Mexicans stop farming

February 01, 2011 3:01 PM

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