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Groups praise U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

As details of the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement became known, agricultural associations and produce industry groups have commented on the deal.

U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement stops tariffs on some produce

Japan has agreed to eliminate tariffs on a number of U.S. exports, including almonds, blueberries and sweet corn.

USDA leads trade mission to Canada

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is leading a trade mission to Canada, with representatives from produce and other agricultural industries, in an effort to expand trade.
Sep 03, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Exports, #USDA

Apple group: No time to waste in repairing trade with China

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 #Produce Crops, #Apples, #China, #Exports

California Giant strawberries available at first Costco in China

When China’s first Costco opened Aug. 27, California Giant strawberries were on display.

Produce groups receive $ millions to offset tariffs, trade barriers

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 #Produce Crops, #Exports, #USDA, #China

John Giumarra Jr. was ‘champion’ for California grape industry

John G. Giumarra Jr., whose legal expertise helped guide not only the family business, but aided in greater grape exports for the overall California grape industry, has died.

California blueberries heading to Vietnam

California blueberries grown under the T&G Orchard Rd brand are being sent to Vietnam for the first time.

Farmer Support For Trump Holds Strong And Steady

President Donald Trump remains in U.S. farmers’ good graces, according to the latest Farm Journal Pulse survey.

UPDATED: Fruit, vegetable groups join plea for USMCA approval

Almost 1,000 agriculture groups and companies are urging Congress to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, including dozens of specialty crop groups.