Mexican tomato growers proposed a new tomato suspension agreement to the Commerce Department on May 22, but Florida tomato growers gave it an icy reception.
Cherry, grape, cranberry and tree nut producers are among U.S. growers who will receive direct payments from the U.S. Department of Agriculture this year to offset damage caused by retaliatory tariffs.
May 22, 2019 by Tom Karst
PISMO BEACH, Calif. — Loop, a division of New Jersey recycling company TerraCycle, seeks to reduce waste by marketing big-brand durable and reusable consumer packaging.
May 21, 2019 by Tom Karst
With sweet potato acreage up over the past 15 years but tomato and watermelon acreage down, area harvested for Arkansas vegetables and melons shows mixed trends.
May 20, 2019 by Tom Karst
Ample rain and cool nights have characterized spring weather, but Arkansas produce marketers say they expect 2019 crop prospects to be solid this year.
The U.S. has reached a deal with Mexico and Canada to remove tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from those countries.
Chile’s fresh apple and grape exports will drop by just over 5% in the 2018-19 season, according to a new estimate from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service.
The possibility persists for a new tomato suspension agreement between the Commerce Department and Mexican growers, but hopes for a quick resolution have been doused.
May 16, 2019 by Tom Karst
Greenhouse grower NatureSweet is asking the Commerce Department for some exemptions on duties for its imported tomatoes grown in Mexico, on the basis they did not exist when those duties were originally set.