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Sunday, March 18

KnoxNews.com - The Aspargus Wars: "Federal auditors note in a new report that asparagus imports soared by 215 percent during the 1990s. Much of this came from Peru, benefiting from a trade law designed to wean Andean countries off of the illegal drug trade." US growers had 2-8 percent of their production displaced but consumers benefited from having fresh asparagus all year round. There will be a battle in Congress to have asparagus remvoed from the Andean Trade Preference Act's list of approved imports.



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