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Ag Coalition on China Sends Letter to Trump

March 22, 2019- -On behalf of America’s farmers, ranchers, and food producers Almond Alliance and other members of an agriculture coalition sent a letter to President Trump regarding access to the Chinese market for America’s farmers and food manufacturers. The letter expressed praise for the Presidents unprecedented efforts to hold China accountable for its unfair […]

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Agriculture Bills Pass First Policy Committee

March 22, 2019 – -Two Ag bills passed their first policy committees. AB 202, by Assemblymember Devon Mathis, protects landowners from additional regulations when undertaking conservation measures to protect endangered species by extending indefinitely the safe harbor for the accidental “take” of an endangered species. SB 62 by Senator Bill Dodd, saves agricultural operations time […]

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38th Annual Convention 2019 Early Registration Prices End March 29th!

March 22, 2019 – -Thanks to Yosemite Farm Credit for being the our Registration Sponsor for over 15 years! 2019 Annual Convention at The Meritage Resort & Spa Napa, California April 30 to May 2, 2019 REGISTER HERE We are delighted to have negotiated discounted room rates for our members. Room rates start at $225.00+taxes for single/double occupancy […]

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Business groups launch coalition to pass new NAFTA

March 1, 2019 – – A new coalition, spearheaded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Association of Manufacturers and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is launching to help secure passage of President Trump’s new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. USMCA Coalition is made up of over 200 companies and associations […]

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Japan: Notifies WTO of Revised Difenoconazole Residue Standards

Feb. 19, 2019 – -On February 6, 2019, Japan notified the World Trade Organization of draft amendments to the maximum residue levels (MRL) for the pesticide Difenoconazole via G/SPS/N/JPN/611. The public comment period for the draft will close on April 7, 2019. Interested U.S. parties are encouraged to share their comments and/or concerns with USDA’s […]

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India: Tariff Hike on Certain U.S. Agricultural Products postponed to March 2

Feb. 19, 2019 – -On January 29, 2019, the Government of India’s (GOI) Ministry of Finance (MOF) deferred the implementation date of an increase in the basic custom duty (BCD) on several U.S. agricultural products (i.e. shelled and in-shell almonds, in-shell walnuts, fresh apples, and pulses) until March 2, 2019. To read the full report, […]

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