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We feel it’s very important to not only have a great understanding for our current market and country, but to maintain a worldly viewpoint and full understanding of all other markets and their effects on the fresh produce export/import industry. Please stay connected and informed through our news channel.

These are the produce items from China hit with 25% tariff


Last week President Donald Trump raised tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products coming to the United States, some of which will affect the U.S. produce market. In response, China said May 13 that it will raise tariffs on about $60 billion worth of U.S. products starting June 1. In the list of $200 billion coming to the United States is a broad mix of products, of which food is a small part. However, the following vegetables are in the…

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Trade war escalates: US to further tax Chinese products


Yesterday, China announced that it will impose tariffs on US$60 billion of US goods from June 1. US officials now have earmarked 3,805 products, worth $300bn, from laptop computers to tuna and garlic, as possible elements in the latest episode of the US China trade dispute. The list of goods was published after Beijing said it was preparing to impose duties of up to 25% on $60 bln of US imports. Trade tensions have been simmering between Washington and Beijing since…

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Rains threaten California Valley crops


The amount of incoming rain from the next Weather Maker, this late in the year, has the potential to damage crops in California’s Central Valley. The rain is set to start Wednesday night and impact the valley through Thursday. Meteorologists expect at least an inch of rain on the valley floor and two inches in the foothills. "Rain that falls on the ground right now isn't going to do much to irrigate our crops and it isn't going to do…

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Weather Report – May 14, 2019 – Rain Storms coming


GET READY FOR CHERRY PRICES TO SKYROCKET Two major storms and colder temperatures are lining up to hit San Joaquin Valley growing regions that have the possibility to take out the cherry crop and cause serious damage to the stonefruit crop. Starting Wednesday night into Thursday, a storm is anticipated to hit all growing regions up and down the SJ Valley dropping between .5” to 1” of rain over the two-day period. There is a second storm scheduled to hit…

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If there's one word that currently applies to the strawberry market, it is "recovery." There was an early start of the season which was not in line with the demand for strawberries, so the situation was dramatic. But with Mother's Day around the corner, and then the summer, the demand will pick up in the coming weeks. The prospect is that prices will rise because the demand is higher than the supply. The volumes of open ground strawberries are smaller…

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