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Support from USTR to boost Washington state asparagus industry sought

U. S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Washington, sent a letter Jan. 14 to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, thanking him for his work negotiating the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and urging further action to support and strengthen the... more »

Ag groups support Phase One China trade deal

The Phase One trade agreement between China and the U.S. was realized Jan. 15 during a formal White House signing ceremony with President Trump and China's lead trade negotiator, Vice Premier Liu He. Upwards of... more »

Deadline approaches for national agritourism, direct sales survey

Farmers who have visitors on their farm, ranch, vineyard, or fishery, are invited to take part in a national survey about agritourism and direct sales. This multi-state research study is led by Lisa Chase, Extension... more »

Sweet corn seeds market set for strong revival

Demand of sweet corn seeds is expected to grow exponentially and is projected to generate $216 million during forecast period 2019-2029. The growing vegetables seeds market is projected to propel the growth of sweet corn seeds... more »

Church Brothers acquires Green Giant veggie unit

Salinas, California-based Church Brothers Farms acquired the Green Giant Fresh value-added vegetable business from Growers Express. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. According to a news release, the acquisition includes Growers Express’ production facility... more »

‘Locally grown’ broccoli looks, tastes better to consumers

In blind tests conducted by Cornell researchers, consumers rated a California broccoli tastier and better-looking than a pair of varieties grown in New York. But the New York broccoli fared much better in a subsequent... more »

Spinach among Amazon’s best-selling delivered groceries

Online sales giant Amazon recently released U.S.-only seasonal and year-end highlights of data from its shoppers in what it said was a record-breaking year and holiday season. Spinach was among the best-selling items for grocery... more »

14M pounds of celery sold week of the big game

Football season is crunch time for consumers – with celery selling exceptionally well. “Purchase data has shown us that nearly 14 million pounds of celery is sold during the week of the big game,” said... more »


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