Tagged International trade

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
Giant African Land Snail
Citrus
January 26, 2015
Increased Global Trade Opportunity Equals New Threats For Crops [Opinion]
Despite expanding business abroad, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam says he's confident in the protocols in place to prevent entry of invasive pests and disease. Read More
Port Of Miami shipyard
Citrus
December 30, 2014
Increased Produce Imports To South Florida Ready For Take-Off
Thanks to expansion of pilot program, apples, citrus, and pears from Argentina and Peru now allowed. Read More
Port Of Miami shipyard
Citrus
August 25, 2014
California Citrus Cleared For Chinese Export
New agreement addresses concerns over brown rot. Read More
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Apples & Pears
March 27, 2017
It’s a Family Reunion at IFTA
Some of my fondest memories on the road are at IFTA conferences. Read More
Apples & Pears
March 27, 2017
Out of this World Expectations for ̵…
With millions of trees going into PNW orchards, Washington State growers are betting big on ‘Cosmic Crisp. The shift in varieties planted and more took center stage when the International Fruit Tree’s Annual Conference met in Wenatchee, WA. Read More
Citrus
March 27, 2017
Say Hello to the New Miss Florida Citrus
Storied tradition continues with crowning of the industry’s newest advocate. Read More
Irrigation
March 26, 2017
Tips to Maximize Water Efficiency in You…
Editor’s note: Spencer Cooper joined the Almond Board of California last fall as Senior Manager, Irrigation and Water Efficiency. Western Read More
Berries
March 26, 2017
Outsmarting SWD with Social Media
Entomologist in Kentucky uses social media for pest updates, trap catches. Read More
Citrus
March 25, 2017
New Videos Offer Tips on Planting Pollin…
A new video series on planting flowering habitats is designed to help growers support crop pollinators. Read More
Berries
March 25, 2017
Florida Blueberry Crop Escapes Slap from…
Freeze protection tactics prove fruitful as local producers look to gain from Georgia’s loss. Read More
Apples & Pears
March 25, 2017
Two MAIA Releases Available for Growers,…
‘Crunch-A-Bunch’ is an early ‘GoldRush’ and ‘Bakers Delight’ is a secret ingredient for baking. Read More
Nuts
March 24, 2017
Foreboding Fungus Vexes Almond Growers
In parts of California, almond growers have recently become concerned about Ganoderma root and butt rot. To put this concern Read More
Citrus
March 24, 2017
Marrone Bio Introduces Biostimulant to R…
Haven Anti-transpirant helps to reduce transpiration of fruit, nut, and vegetable crops. Read More
Citrus
March 23, 2017
Count Down the World’s Top 30 Agricultur…
Familiar names and several new faces among annual ranking’s elite. Read More
Pest Control
March 22, 2017
Fear of GMOs is Impacting Quality Food R…
Perhaps the greatest threat to our industry is a public that values instinctual opinion over careful research and the findings of experts who have dedicated years to their field of study. Read More
Business Planning
March 22, 2017
How HortTech Is Solving Grower Challenge…
Dozens of tech companies are looking for solutions to real-world problems vegetable growers face. We take a look at what it could really mean for you and your business. Read More
Production
March 22, 2017
Weighing the Good and Bad of Six Soilles…
Trying to decide which growing media is the right one for your greenhouse vegetable production? Take a look at these six options. Read More
Citrus
March 21, 2017
Industry Groups, Ag Leaders React to Pro…
New plan would slash USDA spending by 21%. Read More
Cold Protection
March 21, 2017
Freezing Temperatures Hit South Carolina…
Peaches, blueberries, and strawberries among crops damaged. Read More
Citrus
March 21, 2017
Since When Did Eating Get So Complicated…
The bottom line to all this is the way we eat is undergoing massive disruption. Read More
Apples & Pears
March 21, 2017
Two More Lost Apple Varieties Found In S…
Amateur apple detective strikes again with two more finds in abandoned orchards near state park. Read More