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With the apple industry racked by trade troubles, U.S. Agricultural Trade Under Secretary Ted McKinney had a tough audience when he spoke Aug. 23 at the U.S. Apple Association Marketing and Outlook Conference.
Aug 25, 2019 by Tom Karst
CHICAGO — The U.S. Apple Association estimate for the 2019 crop is forecast at 247.76 million (42-pound) cartons, 2.2% lower than the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s estimate of 253.09 million cartons.
Aug 23, 2019 by Tom Karst
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has expanded quarantined areas for citrus greening in California, Texas and Louisiana after the disease was detected in plant tissue samples in multiple locations in the states.
Aug 20, 2019 by Chris Koger
The National Potato Council and a dozen other U.S. state and regional potato associations on Aug. 16 thanked Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for his support of expanded U.S. fresh potato exports to Mexico.
Aug 19, 2019 by Tom Karst
The U.S. Department of Agricultures has expanded a citrus black spot quarantine in four Florida counties.
Jul 30, 2019 by Chris Koger
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to purchase up to $236.6 million of fresh fruits and vegetables through one of three programs designed to help growers affected by tariffs and trade barriers.
Jul 29, 2019 by Chris Koger
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