ANAHEIM, Calif. - The “new normal” in the global trade of fruits and vegetables is uncertainty, but trade experts said traders can still find opportunities by mapping supply chain risks and exploring new markets.
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.
After unfavorable weather conditions last fall, sweet potato yields dropped from 224 cwt. per acre in 2017 to 190 cwt. per acre in 2018. This season producers are looking forward to the new crop to bring better yields.
(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.
Whether they’re thumbing through a magazine, checking out their smartphones or tuning in to a traffic report on their car radios, consumers will be learning a lot about California table grapes this summer.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, former governor of Georgia, said the conclusions in a study from the University of Georgia — his alma mater — about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement are “flat wrong.”