exports

Export Blues: North American growers face challenges in European market

North American blueberry growers will have to try new techniques and meet the highest quality standards if they hope to expand to Europe. Internationally, Europe is an expanding market... more »

U.S. fruit exports total $6.3 billion

U.S. agricultural exports totaled $140.5 billion in fiscal year 2017, climbing nearly $10.9 billion from the previous year to the third-highest level on record. As it has done for well over 50 years, the U.S.... more »

Fruit, nut exporter connects US farms, China markets

Farm Breeze International, a specialty crop export company headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, did $7.5 million in revenue in its first year selling tree nuts and fruit concentrate to China. In its second year, 2016, it... more »

PBNW analyzes economic impact of export programs

Just how effective and impactful are Northwest Pear export promotions? The Pear Bureau Northwest has completed an econometric study intended to answer how effective and impactful Northwest Pear export promotions are. The study, conducted by... more »

Apply for MDARD’s Agriculture Exporter of the Year Award

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is now accepting applications for its 2017 “Ag Exporter of the Year” award. Each year, MDARD recognizes an outstanding Michigan food and agriculture company for its efforts... more »

Blueberry production expected to surpass 1.4 billion lbs.

The blueberry industry is projecting a 25 percent increase in North American production over a four-year span, growing from 750.2 million lbs. in 2015 to 940 million lbs. in 2019. North American production for 2016... more »

Washington apples see promise in export markets

Washington state will produce 125.2 million standard 40-pound boxes of fresh apples in 2015, according to the Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA). The forecast, made in early August, is down 10.5 percent from 2014’s... more »


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