In response to the repeated U.S. Salmonella outbreaks traced to papayas imported from Mexico, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) distributed a letter yesterday noting that “the recurring nature of these outbreaks is a clear indication that more must be done within all sectors of the papaya industry to protect its customers and to meet its legal obligations.”

Hank Giclas

IRVINE, Calif., (August 26, 2019) -- In response to news that the U.S. and Japan have agreed in principle to a trade deal involving American agricultural products, along with industrial tariffs and digital trade, Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif issued the following statement:

Cory Lunde

Today, the Chinese government announced plans to increase tariffs by 5 to 10 percent on a $75 billion worth of U.S. exports – including virtually every type of agricultural commodity – on September 1, 2019. This increase will be added on top of the 15 percent increase (imposed spring 2018) and 25 percent increase (imposed summer 2018) that are already in place. The following are included in the new retaliation list:

Tracey Chow


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