Suffering millions in lost farm sales because of COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants since mid-March, some Florida growers are now selling some of their crops directly to consumers.
Field hearings to consider protection measures for U.S. produce against fruit and vegetable imports have been postponed.
TAMPA, Fla. — I hope the 2,700 people who flooded the Tampa Convention Center for the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure expo absorbed some vitamin D.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visited the Florida Strawberry Festival and hosted a roundtable with industry members, where concerns over fair trade were voiced.
The Office of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has scheduled hearings for growers to talk about concerns of unfair competition with Mexican products.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three Florida and one Texas business for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.
When President Trump signed the USMCA, responses from the U.S., Canada and Mexican fresh produce industries were generally positive.