Tagged International trade

Panama Canal Expansion opening celebration
Farm Management
May 25, 2017
Plight of Trade Policy Grounding Many U.S. Growers
Much-needed investments in labor-saving technology could be key to long-term survival. Read More
seattle port shipping
Citrus
May 20, 2017
USDA Creates Undersecretary for Trade
Reorganization puts trade, farm production as top priorities for the agency. Read More
Port Of Miami shipyard
Citrus
April 29, 2017
Florida Ag Commissioner Pushes for Probe into Unfair Trade Tactics
With a focus on Mexico, letter sent by Adam Putnam to the U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary stresses need for level playing field. Read More
Cranes at the Port Tampa Bay
Farm Management
March 17, 2017
Unfair Trade Taking Its Toll on Florida Farmers
Local grower community hopeful over President Trump’s announced intention to renegotiate NAFTA. Read More
Florida red grapefruit samples
Grapefruit & Specialty
March 1, 2017
Is South Korea a Grapefruit Market Goldmine?
Researchers are finding high demand for the tart citrus, opening the door for opportunistic Florida growers to fill the need. Read More
Port Tampa Bay shipping channel
Citrus
November 19, 2016
USDA Gives $200 Million To Expand Ag Exports
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is awarding $200 million to more than 70 Read More
seattle port shipping
Farm Management
November 14, 2016
Asian Trade Deal Killed
In what one prominent economist says is a blow to U.S. fruit exporters, the White House concedes the Trans-Pacific Partnership is not going to be ratified. Read More
Cranes at the Port Tampa Bay
Citrus
October 23, 2016
Take Precaution, Free Trade Could Be Costly [Opinion]
With more imports, we have to redouble our efforts to protect ourselves from foreign pest invaders. Read More
potato field
Potatoes
August 29, 2016
U.S. Potato Exports Reach Second Highest Level On Record
Prospects for continued growth in exports look good but the strong dollar and increased competition will continue to moderate this growth. Read More
Panama Canal Expansion opening celebration
Citrus
June 28, 2016
Panama Canal Expands For New Trade Opportunities
First vessel passes through new, larger locks as country celebrates. Read More
Port Tampa Bay shipping channel
Citrus
May 24, 2016
Panama Canal Expansion To Bring Trade Opportunities To Florida
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam says a confluence of events is putting the state's producers in a good spot to open new markets. Read More
Cuba's Vinales Valley
Citrus
March 21, 2016
Cuba: Challenge Or Opportunity For Florida Agriculture?
The prospects of normalized trade with the island nation could shake up the Sunshine State's farming sector. Read More
Port Of Miami shipyard
Fruits
March 7, 2016
The Produce Marketing Association Discusses Trade Policy During White House Meeting
The discussion focused on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, with the Produce Marketing Association calling for strong implementation and enforcement.  Read More
Port Tampa Bay shipping channel
Citrus
January 15, 2016
Port Tampa Bay Embarks On Big Plans To Meet Rising Tide Of Global Trade
Opportunities for growers abound as the Panama Canal doubles its capacity. Read More
seattle port shipping
Citrus
October 6, 2015
Ag Leaders Speak Out In Favor Of New Trade Agreement
Leaders from across the U.S. agriculture and food sector have continued to express their optimism and confidence in the newly Read More
Citrus
May 26, 2015
Senate OKs Trade Priorities And Accountability Act
Late on the evening of Friday, May 22, the U.S. Senate approved the Trade Priorities And Accountability Act (TPA) of Read More
Havana, Cuba view
Citrus
April 23, 2015
Renewed Relations With Cuba A Concern For Florida Growers [Opinion]
It might be said Sunshine State producers are worried if wider trade is opened as the potential for competing winter crops is real. Read More
Port Of Miami shipyard
Citrus
April 13, 2015
Florida Agriculture Rings Up Record $4.2 Billion In International Sales
Accomplishment represents third year in a row that Sunshine State exports have topped the $4 billion mark. Read More
walnuts in water
Nuts
February 9, 2015
Part 2: The Chinese Walnut Slowdown: Not A Worst Case Scenario
Although U.S. walnut exports to China are down, emerging markets are on deck to help compensate for the decline. Read More
Nuts
February 4, 2015
Part 1: The Chinese Walnut Slowdown: Not A Worst Case Scenario
The California Walnut Board and Commission’s Michelle McNeil shares insight into the recent slowdown in walnut exports to China, and why she doesn’t think there’s reason for concern. Read More
The Latest
Nuts
May 25, 2017
Stolen Hives Recovered in Nearly $1M Hei…
Man likely stole hives from across the state of California in the last three years. Read More
Farm Management
May 25, 2017
Plight of Trade Policy Grounding Many U.…
Much-needed investments in labor-saving technology could be key to long-term survival. Read More
Farm Management
May 25, 2017
Florida Farm Winning Case for Medicinal …
Judge rules in favor of 3 Boys Farm in the quest to expand its crop/business portfolio. Read More
Citrus
May 25, 2017
Are We Overstating the World’s Ove…
If growers can’t achieve a fair return on investment and stay in business, it won’t matter what the population is in 2050. We all will be trouble. Read More
Citrus
May 24, 2017
Falcons Scare off Other Birds at Duncan …
It collaborates with a firm that uses trained falcons to intimidate and scare off nuisance birds such as the horned larks and pigeons that frequent the area. Read More
Organic
May 24, 2017
Organic Growers in Turmoil (Opinion)
Although consumers are demanding, and getting more organic produce options, growers are grappling with fundamental questions. Read More
Sweet Corn
May 24, 2017
Stay on Your A Game to Conquer Corn Leaf…
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this vegetable pest. Read More
Citrus
May 23, 2017
Search is on For Next Crop of Florida Ag…
Nomination period now open for longtime industry honor. Read More
Apples & Pears
May 23, 2017
Grower Shares Personal Impact of Labor S…
USApple leader Phil Glaize of Virginia stresses need for reform with current labor regulations, programs at Congressional briefing on agriculture labor crisis. Read More
Stone Fruit
May 23, 2017
Northeast Peach Crop Rebounds
After a mild winter and relatively uneventful bloom time, the crop is setting up nicely for the region. Read More
Berries
May 23, 2017
Researchers Examining Potential for Long…
Team at Penn State University using low and high tunnels and plastic coverings to extend raspberry and strawberry seasons. Read More
Citrus
May 23, 2017
Webinar Series Highlights New Research o…
National Pollinator Week webinar showcases research to improve honeybee colony health by 2020. Read More
Citrus
May 23, 2017
California Lemon Growers Sue USDA
Lemon industry files suit against rule allowing importation of Argentine lemons. Read More
Citrus
May 23, 2017
Insects (Bad and Good) Make for Interest…
Disease-fighting bees and the deadly citrus psyllid were at the center of two recent, research-fueled out-of-office adventures. Read More
Crop Protection
May 23, 2017
Valent Grants Organic Farming Scholarshi…
University of Florida Doctor of Plant Medicine student receives $1,500 toward the development of training materials. Read More
Varieties & Rootstocks
May 23, 2017
In Quest for Low-Seeded Citrus, It Takes…
Momentum for viable mandarin hybrids for Florida reaching a peak in the land down under. Read More
GenNext Growers
May 22, 2017
How to Make Dollars and Sense of Today&#…
Despite current challenges impacting the future of the North American fruit and vegetable industry, there are opportunities to be had. Read More
Citrus
May 20, 2017
Short on Water, Florida Growers Know How…
Through drought, smoke and brush fires, it’s plain to see you farmers have been doing your part to conserve and preserve one of our most precious resources. Read More