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Florida Congressional leaders seek investigation into Mexican imports

A bipartisan group of Florida’s congressional delegation has filed a Section 301 petition on behalf of Florida’s fruit and vegetable producers, alleging unfair trade practices with an influx of imports from Mexico. “For too long,... more »

Bryant Christie changes leadership

Bryant Christie Inc., a provider of global market solutions to the food, beverage and agribusiness industries, is changing its leadership team. Bill Bryant, chairman of Bryant Christie Inc. (BCI) since the company’s founding, has moved... more »

US files USMCA dispute over Mexico’s energy policies

The U.S. is objecting to policies in Mexico that exclude energy from U.S. companies in favor of electricity and fuel from government-owned entities in Mexico, a violation of the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), according to U.S.... more »

U.S. Apple supports Biden choice of ag trade negotiator

President Joe Biden plans to nominate Doug McKalip as chief agricultural trade negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. U.S. Apple Association President and CEO Jim Bair (right) and... more »

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 »

Current Issue

Fruit Growers News September 2022 issue cover

Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

High-altitude pears: IFTA tour spotlights Washington pears

Cold tolerance is hot topic at Michigan Viticulture Field Day

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Great Lakes EXPO sessions to look at how to effectively plan farm succession and the benefits of Farm to School

Farm Market column: Fine Tuning Your Market Performance

Ag Labor Review: Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

 

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