DENVER — With his end-of-July retirement date rapidly approaching, John Keeling appeared at the 2019 Potatoes Annual Meeting for the last time as executive vice president and CEO of the National Potato Council.
With plenty of drama and plot twists, negotiations related to the tomato suspension agreement between Mexican growers and the Department of Commerce are continuing, according to an official with the U.S. agency.
Tom Karst gives an update on how the trade situation is affecting produce, and Ashley Nickle discusses the return of romaine, from how much retailers are stocking to how they are communicating with shoppers.
U.S. fruit growers want trade, not aid. While the Trump administration has promised to help farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs, the kind of help fruit exporters most want is access to tariff-free access markets.
National editor Tom Karst and staff writer Ashley Nickle discuss the latest industry conversations around the new China tariffs and the possible implications of Kroger's exploration of autonomous grocery delivery.
Trade tension intensified this week as the U.S. attempted to pressure China into ceasing what President Donald Trump describes as unfair trade practices, including the theft of intellectual property and technology.