Dr. Castronovo says reinstate the tariff on Turkish Tart Cherries:
The following letter, complete with photographs of the cut tart cherry trees, was sent to President Biden and Governor Whitmer. I suggest that anyone with an interest phone the President at (202) 456-1111 and request that "tariffs" be placed on "Turkish Tart Cherries."
President Joe Biden
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington. DC 20500
Governor Gretchen Whitmer
P.O. Box 30013
Lansing, Michigan 48909
I have enclosed two photos of Michigan Tart Cherry Trees, which were in their prime production years that have been cut down because the growers cannot compete with tart cherries from Turkey. Turkey is dumping their tart cherries on the American market at prices which make it impossible for Michigan farmers to compete. This is devastating to the Michigan economy.
PLEASE REINSTATE the tariff on Turkish tart cherries ASAP. Thank you.
Salvatore Castronovo PhD, PE