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The phase one trade agreement signed by the U.S. and China Jan. 15 will deliver potential trade gains for U.S. growers of potatoes, blueberries, avocados, and other crops.
Jan 16, 2020 by Tom Karst
With overall U.S. apple exports down 27% in the 2018-19 season, growers are bracing for a 10% increase on apples to China.
Aug 29, 2019 by Chris Koger
When China’s first Costco opened Aug. 27, California Giant strawberries were on display.
Aug 28, 2019 by Chris Koger
With the apple industry racked by trade troubles, U.S. Agricultural Trade Under Secretary Ted McKinney had a tough audience when he spoke Aug. 23 at the U.S. Apple Association Marketing and Outlook Conference.
Aug 25, 2019 by Tom Karst
(UPDATED, Aug. 14) Sparking a 400-point rally in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the United States Trade Representative said Aug. 13 the U.S. will delay tariffs on some imports from China until Dec. 15.
Aug 13, 2019 by Tom Karst
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to purchase up to $236.6 million of fresh fruits and vegetables through one of three programs designed to help growers affected by tariffs and trade barriers.
Jul 29, 2019 by Chris Koger
The USDA named 49 recipients of Agricultural Trade Promotion funds — designed to spur new export markets for growers hurt by tariffs and other trade disruptions — including 11 produce industry groups.
Jul 19, 2019 by Chris Koger
China’s latest round of tariff retaliation hit frozen fruits and vegetables but appeared to spare additional hikes on imported U.S. fresh produce.
May 15, 2019 by Tom Karst