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Produce industry losing billions

Fruit and vegetable farmers and their distributors are losing billions of dollars as restaurants and other buyers shut down and the government needs to step in, according to a new plea from the industry that traditionally shies away from government assistance.
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China to cut tariffs for some US ag commodities

China’s Finance Ministry announced Thursday that on Feb. 14 it will cut tariff rates on $75 billion worth of U.S. products, including some ag commodities such as soybeans, chicken, pork, oranges and asparagus, but the impact is expected to be minimal.
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Trump announces US tariff hike in latest trade war escalation

Decision comes after Chinese tariff increase Friday morning
The U.S.-China trade war escalated again for the second time Friday after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. would increase rates for existing tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods as well as boost tariffs on $300 billion worth of imports that haven’t yet been levied.
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FDA updates FSMA FAQ

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its Frequently Asked Questions on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
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Sonny Perdue and Mike Pence

Hurricane Michael devastates Southern crops

Officials estimate Hurricane Michael caused billions of dollars in damage to crops, livestock and aquaculture after slamming into the Florida Panhandle Wednesday with 155 mile-per-hour winds and then plowing a path of destruction through Alabama and Georgia.
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