On Wednesday October 2, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the U.S. received approval from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to impose tariffs on $7.5 billion of selected EU products, as result of its win in a long-running case against illegal EU aircraft subsidies.

Effective October 18, 2019 USTR will impose a 25% tariff rate increase on the following EU agricultural goods that may have relevance for WG members:

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To attract the top talent in the agriculture industry, it’s critical to know how you measure up against employers competing for that same talent. The Western Growers 2019 Professional Compensation and HR Practices Survey will give you the insights you need to recruit and retain outstanding employees, make key budgeting decisions, and plan a competitive total rewards strategy.

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