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31 Jul 2014 - Russian Actions Against EU Fruit Imports

An international court ruling has Russia threatening to restrict fruit imports from eastern EU countries; and Russia implements restrictions on Poland’s produce in retaliation to new sanctions against Russia for matters related to the situation in Ukraine.


Federal Policy Updates

Updated July 31, 2014 6:3 0 PM ET


Legislation - Right to Haul Act of 2014

      Federal Register

APHIS - Blueberries: Importation from Morocco

APHIS - Hybrid Unshu Orange: Importation from South Korea

EPA - Methyl Bromide: 2014/2015 Critical Use Exemption from the Phaseout 

EPA - Pesticide Petitions Filed

FCIC - Pear Crop Insurance Provisions

FCIC - Macadamia Nut Crop Insurance Provisions

NRCS - 2014 Farm Bill Changes

Agency Announcements

AMS - USDA Cites Several Businesses for PACA Violations (6)

AMS - Appointments to the Prestigious Fruit & Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee

PTO - New Plant Patents (6)

USDA - Climate Change Data and Agriculture

International Trade

FAS - Tree Nut: World Markets and Trade

Agency Reports

RMA - Federal Crop Insurance Corp Business Report


The federal updates cover proposed legislation, Federal Register notices and agency reports.  The goal is to provide the reader with timely updates of regulatory, trade, policy, and legislative issues related to produce.

Recent Produce News

24 Jul 2014 - Fruit Crops Valued at $16.1 Billion

According to a report released by the National Agriculture Statistical Service (NASS), noncitrus fruit crops were worth $16.1 billion, which was four percent higher than 2012.

24 Jul 2014 - Farmland Investments on the Rise

Investment funds continue to increase their farm land purchases as the world food prices increase.


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