The U.S. Apple Association, the Northwest Horticultural Council and other organizations have asked Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to consider the needs of tree fruit growers when allocating funds from the CARES Act.
The dog days of summer arrived a bit early for shippers of California grapes and tree fruit, but strong quality and big volume leave the door open for ample promotion opportunities through August and September.
Charging that retaliatory tariffs by China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey are against global trade rules, the U.S. has filed disputes against those countries at the World Trade Organization.
Rain and low temperatures lingered longer than usual in the Pacific Northwest this spring, but cherry growers had their fingers crossed for the weather to comer right for a productive and profitable season.
(UPDATED, Nov. 9) With the next round of NAFTA negotiations set to start in Mexico City Nov. 17, House Agriculture leaders convened a discussion that stressed the importance of the trade agreement to farmers.