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Ag groups urge USTR, Congress to support membership in WTO

A coalition of 62 leading U.S. agriculture stakeholders today called  sept. 24 for continued U.S. membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO). The letter was sent to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and leaders of... more »

Promotion of farm projects part of Ohio State virtual program

The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES )Center for Cooperatives is working to help businesses keep things moving forward in these difficult times. Marketing is a key aspect to maintaining... more »

CDC publishes new considerations documents, including for farmers’ markets

The following information was shared by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Updated CDC guidance on COVID-19 and food access sites The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges across the United States. Access to healthy, nutritious food... more »

Blueberry imports from Latin America increase to meet year-round demand

U.S. demand for fresh blueberries reached an all-time high in 2019, and to meet this increased demand, both domestic and global production of fresh blueberries have trended upward. According to USDA ERS, U.S production for... more »

Fresh peaches and cherries: World markets and trade reported by USDA

According to a report from USDA's Foreign Agriculture  Service, world peach and nectarine production is forecast down 1.1 million metric tons to 21.0 million as adverse weather conditions impact output in top producers China and... more »

South Florida growers helped by researcher in gaining competitive edge

Trent Blare has spent the last six years as a markets and value chain specialist for entities in Peru and Mexico focusing on small growers. He worked directly with... more »

2019 National Farmers Market Managers Survey results published

On Aug. 17, the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) published data collected through its joint NASS-AMS 2019 National Farmers Market Manager Survey. The results of the survey will help the farmers market sector and policy... more »

Washington state apples expecting lighter crop volume

In early August, the first estimate for the Washington apple crop predicted a crop volume of 134 million boxes (40 lb.), on par with the previous season of 133 million boxes. Since the time of... more »


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