trade

Farm Bureau to present Specialty Crop Trade Summit

Citing unsuccessful attempts to address trade issues through the International Trade Commission (ITC), farmer delegates at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) convention approved a proposal to set a Specialty Crop Trade Summit this year.... more »

Advisory panel to look at Mexican exports to the U.S.

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai is not pursuing an investigation into claims that Mexico was “export targeting” Florida farmers, but said she will “pursue avenues” to assist southeastern U.S. produce growers. The U.S. Trade Representative’s... more »

Florida Congressional leaders seek investigation into Mexican imports

A bipartisan group of Florida’s congressional delegation has filed a Section 301 petition on behalf of Florida’s fruit and vegetable producers, alleging unfair trade practices with an influx of imports from Mexico. “For too long,... more »

Bryant Christie changes leadership

Bryant Christie Inc., a provider of global market solutions to the food, beverage and agribusiness industries, is changing its leadership team. Bill Bryant, chairman of Bryant Christie Inc. (BCI) since the company’s founding, has moved... more »

US files USMCA dispute over Mexico’s energy policies

The U.S. is objecting to policies in Mexico that exclude energy from U.S. companies in favor of electricity and fuel from government-owned entities in Mexico, a violation of the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), according to U.S.... more »

Labor shortage at center of delays, stagnation, freight carriers say

On Jan. 6, 2022, there were a record 105 shipping vessels anchored or loitering off the coast of Southern California waiting for openings to dock at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. On... more »

GFVGA Board, ITC staff review reports on impacts of imported cucumbers, squash

Georgia Fruit Vegetable Growers Association staff and board members met with representatives from the United States International Trade Commission in February to review findings of the commission’s investigations into the effects of imported squash and... more »

China move has little impact on specialty crops

Heads of state and captains of industry have been working to mend U.S.-China trade relations, but recent efforts may not have much effect on specialty crop markets, according to Daniel Sumner, director of the University... more »

USDA to assist farmers impacted by retaliation tariffs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from retaliation. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers... more »

CPMA, California Farm Bureau show support for NAFTA

At a recent trade panel discussion hosted by the Canadian consulate, both the California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF) and the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) reiterated their support for NAFTA and emphasized the importance of... more »

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