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.
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.”
Potato industry leader Dan Moss voiced support for immediate Congressional approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and expanded potato trade with China at a White House trade event May 23.