U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $100 million to 48 organizations through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP) to help U.S. farmers and ranchers identify and access new export markets.
The increase was not a surprise to the U.S. ag sector. India first announced the retaliatory measures a year ago due to import duties on steel and aluminum, but the increase was delayed several times while trade talks were ongoing.
The good news is that no tariffs will apply to Mexican produce coming into the U.S. The bad news is that fresh produce, and agriculture in general, will continue to be a pawn in trade negotiations.
Produce importers may not be prepared to pay the tariffs if President Trump follows through on his plan to implement a 5 percent tariff on all Mexican imports Monday, June 10.
PRESS RELEASE June 6, 2019 – Nogales, Arizona – On Tuesday, June 4 the Fresh Produce …
As the days tick down to the tariff President Trump promised he’d impose on all Mexican imports, including fresh produce, political sides are being chosen.
Greg and Pamela discuss food trends in the latest FreshFacts on Retail, the upcoming Washington cherry crop, the tomato suspension agreement and … vegan bacon.