Action Taken Against Canadian Trade Measures That Discriminate Against U.S. Wine

Dan Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer announced that the Trump Administration has requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) establish a dispute settlement panel to examine unfair regulations governing the sale of wine in grocery stores in the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC). The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is …


Celebrating National Strawberries and Cream Day

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Today, you get to celebrate America’s favorite fruit. Cathy Isom lets you know why you’ll want some fresh strawberries and whip cream today. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Strawberries and Cream Day Today is National Strawberries and Cream Day. So if you don’t have them already, you may want to head to your local farmer’s …

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Georgia Blueberry Growers Suffer Second Consecutive Year of Loss

Dan Fruits, Georgia, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

Commissioner Gary W. Black hosted a conference call to connect Georgia blueberry growers and agricultural industry representatives with USDA Under-secretary Bill Northey to discuss recent loss assessments for the 2018 blueberry crop. According to University of Georgia Extension, overall losses of both highbush and rabbiteye varieties could exceed 60 percent. This would mark the second consecutive year of significant loss …

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Agri View: Roadside Markets and Eating Healthier

Dan Agri View, Fruits, Vegetables

Everett Griner talks about the demand of fruits and vegetables from roadside markets in today’s Agri View. Everett discusses why this demand has grown. And why consumers are buying from the roadside market. Roadside Markets and Eating Healthier The expansion of roadside markets may have peaked for now. It has made one impressionable fact for those that keep up with …