Trade agreements, farm bill likely targets for 2018.
With talk of tariffs and ending NAFTA, the apple industry must use defense, data and offense to protect exports.
From the Los Angeles Times: "California’s highest court decided unanimously Monday that farmers may have a labor contract imposed on them if negotiations with a union fail to produce an agreement."
More than 2,400 fruit, berry and vegetable growers are expected to attend the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention set for Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Pear handlers will elect nominees for a Wenatchee district grower position and a handler position on the Fresh Pear Committee of Marketing Order 927.