Last week, CDFA Secretary Karen Ross and UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Rt. Hon. George Eustice, hosted California agricultural stakeholders for roundtable discussion on trade and climate. California and the United Kingdom share many priorities on international trade, climate change policy and sustainability. A strong bilateral trade relationship provides opportunities for sustainable growth and good jobs for workers in both countries.
The UK is California’s fourth largest agricultural export destination in the European Union, valued at more than $455 million. Top agricultural exports to the market include wine, tree nuts and dried fruit.