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Bipartisan group seeks end to tomato agreement with Mexico

Florida legislators have gathered bipartisan support from dozens of House and Senate colleagues in a push to terminate the suspension agreement between the Department of Commerce and Mexican tomato growers.

USDA awards trade promotion funds to fight tariffs

About two dozen fresh produce and nut companies are recipients of funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s $200 million Agricultural Trade Promotion Program, to alleviate the effects of tariffs on exports.
Feb 01, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #USDA, #Exports, #Mexico, #China

Covilli Fair Trade program funds Mexican clinic

Sales of Covilli Brand Organics Fair Trade vegetables has funded the Nuchi Sansekan Health Clinic in Triunfo de Santa Rosa, Guaymas, in the Mexican state of Sonora.

CORRECTED: retail avocado displays to look different for a while

Mexican avocado shipments will be crossing into the U.S. in earnest Nov. 17, after a late-October growers strike all but dried up the supply chain to retailers and foodservice operators in the U.S.

Avocados From Mexico returns to the Super Bowl

Avocados From Mexico returns to the gridiron again with its fifth Super Bowl ad, a 30-second commercial with an “Always Worth It” theme.

Mexican avocados vanishing in the U.S.

If a grower’s strike in the Mexican state of Michoacan doesn’t end soon, Mexican avocados will all but disappear from store shelves and menus by Thanksgiving, according to importers.

Organic avocado demand keeps growing

While demand for some organic commodities seems to be leveling off, that doesn’t seem to be the case for organic avocados from Mexico.

Grower-led halt to Mexican avocados an “extreme situation”

A group of “dissident growers” of avocados in Mexico are impeding harvest crews from entering orchards, and importers say inventories are dropping quickly.

Progress, barriers examined by USDA trade leader

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Defending the administration’s trade agenda but warning friction with China may not end soon, a trade official said the administration is hopeful Canada will approve an updated trade agreement.
Sep 25, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce Crops, #Exports, #Mexico, #China, #Canada, #USDA