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Northwest cherry export forecast optimistic

Despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, Northwest cherry growers are optimistic about export opportunities this season.

Exports of fresh potatoes rise in second half of 2019

Exports of fresh potatoes, which includes shipments destined for processing markets, saw a 9% increase in tonnage and almost 11% increase in value during the second half of 2019.

T&G Global to bring new blueberries to U.S., other markets

New Zealand’s T&G Global fruit company has entered into an agreement that will bring larger blueberries to export markets.

Mission Produce start South African avocado partnership

Mission Produce Inc., Oxnard, is expanding its global avocado network with a partnership to market South African fruit to Europe and Asian markets, including China.

Sunkist, other California orange shippers access Vietnam

Valencia, Calif.-based Sunkist Growers Inc. will be among California growers exporting navel oranges to Vietnam starting this season.

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.