Category Archives: Trade

‘Explore Exporting’ seminar comes to Sacramento on December 9th

Small businesses lead the way in U.S. export growth, however many food companies never consider the prospect of going international. On December 9th, the Western United States Agriculture Trade Association (WUSATA), in partnership with California Department of Food and Agriculture … Continue reading

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USDA Reopens Chinese Market Access for California Citrus

USDA News Release Washington, D.C. – Aug. 22, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that California citrus farmers will be able to resume exports to China this season. California citrus exports are valued at $30 million annually. “Resuming … Continue reading

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As trade mission to Mexico ends, collaborative efforts will continue

  Our last days in Mexico City continued the themes of cooperation and engagement.  The agricultural delegation had a meeting with the National Association of Supermarkets and Department Stores (ANTAD) and hosted a Business Roundtable with Agricultural Importers and Distributors … Continue reading

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California and Mexico – a win-win relationship

It speaks volumes that during our meetings in Mexico, the notion of “ganar-ganar,” or a “win-win” relationship was mentioned more than once. Our discussions have focused not only on building stronger trade relationships between our two markets, but in also … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross in Mexico City for Governor Brown’s trade mission

My first impressions of Mexico City as part of Governor Brown’s trade mission were a sensory overload. From the vibrant colors and artistry of the flower market within Mercardo de Jamaica, to the unbelievable aromas drifting blocks away from the … Continue reading

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CDFA Press Release – Leading the Way on Specialty Crops: California Garners More Than $19 Million from Federal Block Grant Program

SACRAMENTO, April 17, 2014 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that California has been allocated $19.76 million in funding for the 2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). The agency awarded approximately $66 million nationwide for … Continue reading

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State Fair Wine Competition a welcome sign of fair season

  As we look forward to the start of another State Fair season in California (July 12-28), an annual hallmark of preparation has already passed – the State Fair Wine Competition. Each year, wine experts from around the state gather … Continue reading

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Letter to dairy stakeholders from CDFA Secretary Karen Ross

What follows is a letter from CDFA Secretary Karen Ross to the dairy industry that was sent as CDFA announced a determination that market conditions warrant a temporary adjustment to the minimum milk prices. After a late December hearing, CDFA … Continue reading

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Looking Back at the China Trade and Investment Mission

As CDFA Secretary Karen Ross and the entire California delegation return from the China Trade and Investment Mission, we thought we’d take a look back at the stops they made along the way to promote trade and forge new relationships. California’s … Continue reading

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Shanghai – an Excellent Market for California Agriculture

Our trade mission through China with Governor Brown continues with a stop in the exciting city of Shanghai – home of more than 23 million people and one of the largest cities in the world. It is the commercial and … Continue reading

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