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Tree nut commodity groups receive USDA market promotion funds

Almonds, pistachios, pecans and walnuts are among the commodities receiving federal funds for promotion and market development funding. The funding is part of $300 million allocated to 66 U.S. orga... more »

India trade mission promotes pecans

In a recent trade mission, the U.S. pecan industry met with dozens of Indian nut importers and retailers to drive exports in the world’s fastest-growing consumer market. The American Pecan Counci... more »

USDA seeks US exporters for upcoming trade mission

The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service is accepting applications from current and potential U.S. exporters for a trade mission to Vietnam, Sept. 9-13, 2024. Participants will attend events in H... more »

USDA report: ag exports generate $412B economic output

The value of U.S. agricultural exports totaled $197.4 billion in 2022 and generated $214.6 billion in economic activity for a total economic output of $412 billion, according to new USDA numbers. E... more »

Georgia group comments on H-2A rules, farm bill

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) is weighing in on the Department of Labor’s H-2A rules and the 2024 farm bill legislation. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rules fur... more »

Retaliatory India tariffs on U.S. almonds ending

Tariffs on the largest U.S. almonds export destination are ending. According to a Sept. 5 news alert from the Almond Board of California (ABC), elimination of retaliatory India tariffs are schedule... more »
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USDA ag advisory committee members appointed

The USDA and U.S. Trade Representative’s Office have appointed 130 representatives to serve four-year terms on seven agricultural trade advisory committees, including the Agricultural Technical Advi... more »

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture issues statement related to the USTR announcement

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack issued the following statement regarding the announcement by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) that the United States has requested dispute s... more »

Congress members urge Biden to balance ag trade with China

Fifty members of Congress are urging President Biden to balance out the agricultural trade relations with China and make them more reciprocal. more »

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