Rare pest found in Mexican fruit at border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Pharr International Bridge discovered a rare pest, a first in the nation discovery, in a shipment of fresh fruit. “Our agriculture specialists help protect American agriculture... more »

USApple: 244M bushels, down 5.7%

Total U.S. Apple Association production estimate for 2021-2022: 243.7 million bushels. If the crop hits that number, it would be down 5.7% from last year, 9.4% from the five-year average. The association’s estimate came in... more »

Query: Blueberry imports’ impact

U.S. blueberry growers, importers and purchasers – as well as foreign growers and exporters – on Nov. 16 turned in questionnaires that will play an important role in an investigation into the international trade of... more »

‘Fair trade’ measures pursued in new plan

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the USDA and the Department of Commerce released a report Sept. 1 outlining the Trump administration’s plan to address the threat posed by increased foreign imports to... more »

Bill would hike borders’ ag inspectors

New legislation sent to the president would beef-up agriculture inspectors across the country. The Protecting America’s Food & Agriculture Act was on President Donald Trump’s desk after being passed by the U.S. House Feb. 10.... more »

China move has little impact on specialty crops

Heads of state and captains of industry have been working to mend U.S.-China trade relations, but recent efforts may not have much effect on specialty crop markets, according to Daniel Sumner, director of the University... more »

US official: Trade must be free, fair, reciprocal

Free, fair and reciprocal trade for U.S. agriculture was the resounding message from Agriculture Under Secretary Ted McKinney at the U.S. Apple Association’s 2019 Outlook and Marketing Conference in Chicago. McKinney spoke in August at... more »

Farmers for Free Trade launches $800k anti-tariff campaign

The advocacy group Farmers for Free Trade has rolled out a $800,000 campaign against tariffs that it says are hurting U.S. Agriculture. The bipartisan campaign chaired by Senators Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Max Baucus (D-MT)... more »

USDA assists farmers impacted by retaliation tariffs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from retaliation. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers... more »

California Farm Bureau, CPMA express support for NAFTA

At a recent trade panel discussion hosted by the Canadian consulate, both the California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF) and the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) reiterated their support for NAFTA and emphasized the importance of... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

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Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

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