The West Coast port slowdown is all but over after a tentative deal was struck late last week between the ILWU and PMA; however, fresh produce exporters and domestic shippers may not be out of the woods yet. A massive port backlog is estimated to take as much as 12 weeks or longer to clear.
If you're attending the 2015 AgSafe Conference next week, stop by the WGIS booth to find out what's new in workers' compensation, crop insurance, health insurance and more for the agriculture industry.
On February 11, 2015, the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services office issued an advisory to all county agriculture commissioners (CACs) for Huanglongbing (HLB) infected citrus.
In 2013, China closed the market for California citrus due to phytophthora syringae (brown rot). The market reopened, however, in July 2014 after a work plan was developed following negotiations between the U.S. and China.