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Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance endorses legislation in line with recommendations

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance has endorsed three pieces of legislation addressing priorities addressing the group’s 2023 Farm Bill recommend... continue reading »

India lifting tariffs on several U.S. crops

India is lifting retaliatory tariffs on several U.S. crops after the two nations agreed to terminate six outstanding disputes at the World Trade Organ... continue reading »

Florida lawmakers want investigation into fruit and vegetable imports from Mexico

Florida lawmakers asked the U.S. trade agency to investigate what they called a "flood" of fruit and vegetable imports from Mexico, saying it pose... continue reading »

FDA and Mexican counterparts report progress in food safety

The second annual Food Safety Partnership Meeting was held to help ensure the safety of food imported from Mexico and to advance protections for consu... continue reading »

Washington legislators seek end to frozen blueberry tariff

U.S. Reps. Rich Larsen and Suzan DelBene, Democrats from Washington, are asking U.S. trade officials to work on eliminating tariffs on frozen blueberr... continue reading »

Biden names pick for key trade position in cabinet

President-elect Joe Biden has made picks for two key federal positions that will affect agriculture production and trade of fresh and processed produc... continue reading »

Produce groups urge Trump administration, legislators to keep US in WTO

A large collection of agriculture groups and other stakeholders is urging legislators to keep the United States in the World Trade Organization (WTO).... continue reading »

Passed bill would beef-up agriculture border inspections in US

New legislation sent to the president would beef-up agriculture inspectors across the country. The Protecting America’s Food & Agriculture Ac... continue reading »

China approves US fresh potatoes for chipping

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced Feb. 25 that China has taken numerous ac... continue reading »

Japan votes to reduce tariffs on US frozen potatoes

The Japanese parliament approved the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement Dec. 4, which means tariff reduction on U.S. potatoes. The deal was negotiated earl... continue reading »