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USDA invests $138MM to help specialty crop exports

- General News
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investments designed to support the U.S. specialty crops industry.

USDA provides $1.3B to specialty crops for export development

- General News
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing $2.3 billion to help American producers maintain and develop markets for their commodities and use U.S. commodities to bolster international food aid.

NABC applauds tariff reductions on U.S. blueberries exports to India

- General News
United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced that India has agreed to reduce the tariff on fresh, frozen, and dried blueberries.

Congressional push for potato exports to Japan

- Analysis
On May 11, 35 members of Congress sent a letter to agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack urging him to press Japan to open its market to imports of fresh potatoes from the United States.

Commission to expand export market demand for California table grapes

- General News
The California Table Grape Commission is positioned to expand international demand for California table grapes in 16 target markets with its 2023 export marketing campaign.

Tropical fruit exports worldwide dropped 5% in 2022

- Analysis
World exports of tropical fruits are expected to have dropped 5 percent in 2022, according to a recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

Colombian mangos arrive in US for the first time

- General News
Today, the first container of fresh Colombian mangos arrived in the United States at the port of Savannah, Georgia.

Bryant Christie Inc. announces ownership change

- General News
Bryant Christie Inc. (BCI), a provider of global market solutions to food, beverage, and agribusiness, is pleased to announce exciting changes to its leadership team.

The war in Ukraine disrupts world produce markets

- Analysis
The war in Ukraine continues to disrupt world produce markets in areas as far-flung as the Mediterranean and South America.

Colombian avocado exports to the U.S. to increase by 50% by 2024

- International
Colombia exported 2,376 tons of avocados to the U.S. last year, and in 2022 plan to increase that by 30 percent.