Support rolls in upon Senate passage of US-Mexico-Canada Agreement

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after the Senate passed on Jan. 16 the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement by a bipartisan vote of 89-10. “We’ve long waited for this day and now USMCA... more »

Phase One China trade agreement signed, supported by ag groups

The Phase One trade agreement between China and the U.S. was realized Jan. 15 during a formal White House signing ceremony with President Donald Trump and China's lead trade negotiator, Vice Premier Liu He. Upwards... more »

International Trade Commission decision on cherry tariffs panned

U.S. senators from Michigan Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow on Jan. 14 strongly criticized the U.S. International Trade Commission's final decision not to institute tariffs against Turkish tart cherry exporters, which have been dumping low-quality... more »

National agritourism and direct sales survey deadline nears

Farmers who have visitors on their farm, ranch, vineyard, or fishery, are invited to take part in a national survey about agritourism and direct sales. This multi-state research study is led by Lisa Chase, Extension... more »

USApple: Total number of apples in storage 15% above last year

U.S. Apple Association has released its January 2020 edition of Market News. This is the second report on the 2019 apple crop. According to the survey, this year’s fresh apple holdings on Jan. 1, 2020, totaled 104.0... more »

Extreme snacking video links Pear Bureau Northwest with consumers

With the fourth annual ongoing efforts to present pears in new and exciting ways and reach new audiences, Pear Bureau Northwest has embraced the current popularity of hot and spicy snack foods by creating a short,... more »

Blueberries, pears among Amazon’s best-selling delivered groceries

Online sales giant Amazon recently released U.S.-only seasonal and year-end highlights of data from its shoppers in what it said was a record-breaking year and holiday season. Blueberries were among the best-selling items for grocery... more »

Equipment manufacturers, agri-marketers team up to share marketing tips

With the ag economy entering a new era of uncertainty, getting multi-location dealers and retailers, as well as small to medium-sized manufacturers to punch above their weight class in the marketing space is key to... more »

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