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Promising trade gains, U.S. signs phase one trade agreement with China

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.

American Grown campaign seeks relief through consumer support

In the wake of trade deals that have left some U.S. produce growers unhappy about an influx of imported fruits and vegetables, the new American Grown campaign is taking its message to consumers instead of lawmakers.

Trump, Abe Tout Progress on Limited Trade Deal Lowering Tariffs

Donald Trump and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe touted progress toward a limited trade agreement on Wednesday.
Sep 25, 2019 by Bloomberg #Trade, #Japan

China adds to fruit tariffs

The hits keep on coming for U.S. fruit exporters.
Aug 27, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Trade, #Apples, #China

Packer Insight — Retail and trade topics at USApple conference

The Packer editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss the highlights from the recent U.S. Apple Association conference, including conversations around retail and trade.

Packer Insight — Mexican tomato agreement

The Packer's editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss the details of the new agreement on Mexican tomatoes.

Sweet potatoes leading in export growth

Global sweet potato promotion is growing southern U.S. sweet potato exports.

UPDATED: USTR delays some tariffs on Chinese goods

(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.

Mexican growers express frustration with negotiations

With a hint of possible trade retaliation against U.S. agricultural imports, Mexican industry leaders have warned that the current proposal from the U.S. create a new tomato suspension agreement is unacceptable.

What's next for Brexit?

The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union almost 3 years ago. Two dates by when we should have left the EU have since passed. The latest of these is now set for the end of October.