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Michigan agriculture department to honor exporters

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is accepting applications for the 2024 Michigan Ag Exporter of the Year award. The Lansing, Michigan, MDARD annually recognizes a food, agriculture, or forestry exporting business... more »

Rural Voices USA slams Trump’s tariff plan

Rural Voices USA, a bipartisan organization that promotes the interests of rural Americans, is applauding Nikki Haley for criticizing Donald Trump’s tariff plan. The group states the plan would have a devastating impact on farmers,... more »

USDA invests in strengthening specialty crops sector

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing in programs designed to support the U.S. specialty crops industry, including promoting exports and funding a maximum residue limits (MRL) database. The launch of the Assisting Specialty... more »

$203M awarded to market access programs

More than $203 million will be awarded to nearly 70 agricultural organizations to help expand U.S. food and agricultural export markets through two USDA programs. USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service is distributing the funds through the... more »

Bill seeks protections for specialty crop exports

U.S. senators and representatives have introduced legislation designed to help farmers fight trade barriers to sell specialty crops in export markets. The Specialty Crops Reporting on Opportunities and Promotion Act (Specialty CROP Act), introduced on... more »

Global table grape exports down, but category remains strong

Global table grape exports declined compared to the previous season but appear to remain on a growth trajectory, according to a recent Rabobank report. Exporting countries are grappling with various challenges while striving for efficiency... more »

India trade dispute resolution to benefit U.S. blueberry, cranberry exports

With U.S. negotiators announcing resolution of the U.S.-India World Trade Organization poultry dispute, India will reduce tariffs on certain products, including fresh and processed berries. As part of the agreement, India also agreed to reduce... more »

It’s official: India’s retaliatory tariffs on apples, nuts end

India has lifted its retaliatory tariffs on U.S. apples, which drastically cut exports since they were established just over four years ago. The 20% tariffs also covered almonds, walnuts (in shell) and 25 pulse crops... more »

Midwest food companies offered export assistance

The Food Export Association of the Midwest USA (Food Export–Midwest) is offering assistance for food companies wanting to export their products. Food Export–Midwest is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the export of food and... more »

U.S. apple crop forecast at 256 million bushels

The U.S. apple crop for 2023-24 is expected to top 256 million 42-pound bushels, according to the U.S. Apple Association. USApple’s forecast is about 6 million bushels over the USDA’s annual forecast. The USDA released... more »

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