As details are unearthed about the American trade deal with China, growers are learning that processing potatoes could be eligible by February 24, 2020. Last-minute negotiations are anticipated regarding market access protocol.
American food safety authorities declared that as of January 15, 2020, the E. coli outbreak connected to romaine lettuce from Salinas, California is now over. A total of 165 people were sickened. No deaths were reported.
The showcase of 2020 Innovation Award nominees will be a top attraction in Berlin from Feb 5-7. One of them is a cross between Chinese green cabbage and broccoli with a distinctive purple stalk.
Pure Flavor, a Canadian-owned greenhouse grower, hosted U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue earlier this fall at its Fort Valley, Georgia location. The former two-time Governor of Georgia is originally from Perry, located just 10 miles from the greenhouse.
USDA now requires Canada to inspect tomato and pepper fruit to ensure it is free of disease symptoms prior to export to the United States. The federal order is effective Friday, November 22, 2019.