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2018 Year in Review: China's Cherry MarketChina imported 186,263 tons of cherries valued at USD 1.30 billion in 2018, increasing by 182.82% in volume and 169.42% in value compared to 2017 (102,000 tons and USD 770 million, respectively). The cherry’s popularity in China remains strong, with almost no end in sight. May 30, 2019
Jing Zang
U.S., China Increase Tariffs as Trade War Escalates As the United States raises tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports and China retaliates with similar tariff increases on $60 billion of American products, trade in agricultural products, including fruit and vegetables, between the two countries is becoming increasingly costly. May 16, 2019
Andrew D

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Chinese citrus expected to gain access to the U.S. marketAfter years of evaluation and negotiation, Chinese citrus is one step closer to gaining access to the American market. The agency’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have determined that pomelos, nanfeng honey mandarins, ponkans, sweet oranges, and satsuma mandarins from China can be safely imported into the U.S under a systematic approach to protect against the introduction of plant pests. From May 1 to July 1, 2019,。 May 12, 2019
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New Mexico Is Now Top US Pecan ProducerIn 2018, New Mexico produced 90 million pounds of pecan compared with 56 million pounds by Georgia April 01, 2019
Tim
Washington Apples Receive $8.4 Million in Trade Mitigation FundsThe Washington Apple Commission will be receiving $8,457,600 through the USDA Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) Program funding. The ATP program, funded at $200 million, will develop and grow export markets to mitigate adverse effects of trade conflicts with foreign countries. January 31, 2019
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Emerson Cargo Solutions Builds Smarter Cold Chain ManagementA salon in Shanghai on November 22 showcased how Emerson’s GO line of loggers and trackers help to guarantee unbroken cold chain distribution. Representatives from over 50 produce companies attended the salon and praised it as an informative event. December 11, 2018
Jing Zang
China-US Tariff Ceasefire a Hopeful Development for US Fruit ExportersThe G20 agreement leaves 90 days for China and the US to try to reach a lasting agreement that could pave the way for a return to pre-dispute trading between US fresh fruit and ag exports and Chinese importers. December 04, 2018
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Pear orchards along US Highway 2 near Dryden Washington. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Our Picks: Top Produce Retail Trends and Products from PMA Fresh SummitProduce Report was once again on-hand at the 2018 edition of Fresh Summit, held October 18 to 20 in Orlando, Florida, to talk to fresh produce industry leaders, identify trends and check out the newest products. As usual, we paid special attention to the Fresh Ideas Showcase. November 12, 2018
Dan Siekman
'Romancing the Trees' with Kyle Mathison of Stemilt GrowersKyle is part of the fourth generation of Mathisons to farm the land in the Wenatchee area, with his great grandfather having planted his first apple, pear and cherry orchards there in 1914. Kyle’s father Tom Mathison founded Stemilt Growers in 1964 after becoming among the first cherry grower/packers in the United States to start employing modern cold chain practices. Tom gave Kyle the responsibility of running the pear and cherry side of Stemilt’s operation in 1969 when he was 17 years old — and he’s been “romancing the trees” ever since. November 06, 2018
Dan Siekman

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Rapid Development for Mr. Avocado as Sales Close in on 70,000 Fruits Per DayThe future looks bright for China-US joint venture Mr. Avocado as it rides surging demand for avocados in China. After only about a year and a half in business, the marketer of ripened avocados is seeing big sales growth. It is also considering adding a third avocado ripening facility in China, and is making progress in construction of an enormous new domestic China avocado growing base. October 26, 2018
Dan Siekman

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