Markets en China could open market to California strawberries <div class="node-body article-body">California strawberries could soon be exported to China</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Fruits Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:29:00 +0000 166091 at <p>California strawberries are grown predominantly in cool, coastal climates from Monterey to San Diego.</p> Food labeling debate drives political policy <div class="node-body blog-body">How agricultural policy is driven by food labeling</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Groups & Organizations Farm Press Blog Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:49:00 +0000 162181 at <p><em>Photo by Getty Images.</em></p> Grain farmers can expect lower net incomes this year <div class="node-body article-body"><p>U.S. grain farmers should brace for a drop in net incomes this year as prices for corn, soybeans, and wheat have fallen significantly from recent years, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).</p> <p>The latest Agricultural Prices report released by USDA&rsquo;s National Agricultural Statistics Service indicated the index of prices received for crop production was down 11 percentage points from the same time last year.</p> <p>The prices-paid index was unchanged.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Corn Wheat Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:43:00 +0000 160571 at Working to reopen Tulare County citrus exports to China <div class="field-deck"> Brown rot at the center of trade dispute; other export markets unaffected at this time </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Officials work to reopen Tulare County citrus exports to China</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Citrus Fri, 22 May 2015 17:52:00 +0000 158791 at <p>From left, John Loyd, USDA trade specialist; Jim Adaskaveg, UC Riverside plant pathologist (holding&nbsp;oranges infected by brown rot); and, James Cranney, president, California Citrus Quality Council. These men are working with citrus growers and packers on protocols to help reopen Tulare County exports to China.</p> RBA achieves $1,900 for 2014 Zante Currant raisin crop <div class="node-body article-body">California raisin growers to get $1,900 per ton for 2014 Zante Currant crop</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Grapes Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:53:00 +0000 156851 at <p>California Zante&nbsp;Currant raisins will command $1,900 per ton, according to Raisin Bargaining Association.</p> US wheat industry renews call to end Cuban embargo <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. wheat industry calls on Congress to end the Cuban trade embargo</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Wheat Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:00 +0000 156771 at <p>U.S. wheat industry officials say the trade embargo with Cuba hurts the U.S. economy more than it harms Cuba because they can still import from other countries.</p> Union dockworkers return to work at West Coast ports <div class="field-deck"> Ports backlog could take three months to clear </div> <div class="node-body article-body">West Coast dockworkers return to work after tentative agreement is reached with Pacific Maritime Association</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Import and Export Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:01:00 +0000 156361 at <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">Container ships sit idle along the U.S. West Coast during a work slowdown by union dockworkers.&nbsp;</span></p> Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Labor union action harms economy, national security <div class="node-body blog-body">West Coast ports work stoppage is harming economy and national security</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Import and Export Farm Press Blog Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:39:00 +0000 156201 at <p>Container ships at the Port of Oakland go unloaded tied to the union dockworker work slowdown. <em>Photo by Getty Images.</em></p> West Coast ports stoppage ripples inland with layoffs <div class="node-body blog-body">West Coast ports shutdown forces California food processors to close shop until stoppage is over</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Business Farm Press Blog Fri, 06 Feb 2015 03:04:00 +0000 155931 at <p>Container ships sit idle at the Port of Oakland because of a dockworker strike. <em>Photo by Getty Images</em></p> Will drought, ports sour California citrus exports? <div class="node-body article-body">California farmers impacted by drought and port slowdown</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Crops Tue, 03 Feb 2015 19:10:00 +0000 155881 at <p>Drought and water delivery issues were not the only thing to impact California&#39;s fresh citrus market in the 2014-15 growing season. Now a slow down of activities at West Coast ports is threatening to hamper citrus exports, which last year were estimated at $500 million.</p>