With the apple industry racked by trade troubles, U.S. Agricultural Trade Under Secretary Ted McKinney had a tough audience when he spoke Aug. 23 at the U.S. Apple Association Marketing and Outlook Conference.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney is scheduled to speak at the U.S. Apple Association’s 2019 Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference in Chicago.
The Southeast blueberry industry is at a crossroads as it looks to modernize with more accurate tracking, improve its fruit varieties and find ways to deal with approaching market saturation and increasing imports.
The latest fiscal 2019 trade estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture raise predictions for fresh produce imports compared with a November forecast but keep the estimate for fresh produce exports stable.
The U.S. Apple Association, which represents a specialty crop significantly affected by retaliatory tariffs, asked President Trump for action on trade issues on the night of his State of the Union address.