The new U.S.-Japan trade agreement will deliver a tariff reduction and higher safeguard levels for U.S. orange shipments, and that should translate to a moderate increase in U.S. orange exports to Japan in 2020.
The U.S. and China have reached a "phase one" trade deal that takes additional escalation of tariffs by both countries off the table but is lacking specifics on when existing tariffs U.S. fresh produce will be removed.
Easy-peel mandarins have risen in popularity for consumers looking for a healthy snack, and the Bee Sweet Citrus sales team is celebrating the beginning of the domestic season with its most popular varieties.
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.
(UPDATED, Aug. 14) Sparking a 400-point rally in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the United States Trade Representative said Aug. 13 the U.S. will delay tariffs on some imports from China until Dec. 15.
The Packer's editor-in-chief Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss some of the big stories of the week, from the latest in China trade and tomato drama to the grocery ambitions of Amazon.