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.
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.
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.