USDA has announced that it is making investments that will strengthen American food and agriculture supply chains, expand markets for agricultural producers, and lower food costs. more »
California growers could suffer irreparable harm if the supply chain issues aren’t fixed, and drought conditions have been for all but one year since 2011. Farmers are preparing for the worst in 2022.
After two years of effort by agriculture exporters, retailers and others, Congress approved S.3580, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022, sending it to the President for his signature. more »
California launches the Central Valley Ramp shipping solution to get last year's almonds moving to international markets ahead of this year's upcoming harvest. more »
California farmers are facing an 'existential crisis' as water remains problematic, water infrastructure needs repair, costs increase while farmer payments don't, and international markets become inaccessible. more »
Senators Feinstein and Padilla joined a collaborative of major agriculture associations in a call to action to address the trade crisis. more »
Export complications worsen as more shipping companies are not stopping at Port of Oakland to pick up containerized farm products, which account for 60% of total exports through the port. more »
Leaders of a collaborative of major agriculture associations have signed a letter calling for immediate federal effort to address the crippling trade imbalance. more »