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Biden administration will bring new approach to trade, panel says

A win by Joe Biden in November’s presidential election will likely translate to changes in federal strategies on trade, regulation and its commitment to protect seasonal produce growers in the U.S. Southeast.

California Citrus Mutual supports domestic protection plans

California Citrus Mutual is commending the Trump administration plan to protect domestic growers of seasonal produce.

Georgia produce industry testifies about effects of imports

Georgia produce growers, the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and other groups recently testified to federal agencies that domestic growers face a “staggering increase" of produce from Mexico.

Hearings set on trade practices that affect Florida, other states

Federal trade and agriculture officials have rescheduled hearings for growers to testify on how foreign trade is harming U.S. agriculture, with a focus on the effects of Mexican produce imports on southwest growers.

Avocados show growth in volume, value in 2019

Dominated by Mexican fruit, total U.S. imports of avocados rose 6.4% in 2019 to more than 1.1 million metric tons.

Canada’s approval sets USMCA closer to implementation

Canada’s House of Commons and Senate voted in favor of implementing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, one of the final hurdles before it becomes law.

Sonny Perdue visits Florida Strawberry Fest, talks trade with growers

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visited the Florida Strawberry Festival and hosted a roundtable with industry members, where concerns over fair trade were voiced.

Florida, Georgia hearings set for concerns on unfair trade with Mexico

The Office of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has scheduled hearings for growers to talk about concerns of unfair competition with Mexican products.

China to cut tariffs on U.S. fruit but virus worries escalate

China will allow its importers to apply for substantial tariff relief on U.S. fruit starting in early March.

U.S. imports of both fruits and vegetables up in 2019, USDA reports

U.S. imports of both fruits and vegetables increased moderately in 2019, new trade figures reveal.