Ag News: China Fruit Tariffs
The hits keep on coming for U.S. fruit exporters as China’s tariffs on U.S. apples, pears, cherries and other U.S. commodities increased an additional 10% yesterday.
Ag News: USDA Prepares for ASF Defense
The USDA continues its overall African Swine Fever preparedness efforts. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will work with the states, and veterinary diagnostic labs to test for ASF.
Cattleman's group has a beef over FOI rules
Agri-pulse reports that The U.S. Cattlemen's Association sent a letter to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association asking why the organization lobbied for rules that would have limited the Freedom of Information Act requests to checkoff organizations...
Early Northwest Cherry Harvest Sets May Record
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Thanks to a warm spring, the Northwest's cherry season is off to a hot start.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that a record number of cherries were shipped in May — more than 651,000 20-pound boxes. That's according to the Northwest Cherry Growers, which …
Cherry Crops Damaged by Rain
Recent showers have been bad news for some cherry growers in Central Washington.
Growers try to prevent wet cherries from splitting due to wet weather by drying them with wind turbines, air sprayers and hiring helicopters to fly over their orchards...