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U.S. in Transition: NAFTA

U.S. in Transition: NAFTA

U.S. fresh produce and floral retail markets depend on supplies from other countries. Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement may have effects on produce and floral trade among the U.S., Canada and Mexico, particularly if tariffs or nontariff trade barriers are raised in any form.

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US in Transition Federal Tax Reform

US in Transition: Tax Reform

Republicans in the U.S. Congress, as well as U.S. President Donald Trump, have promised a sweeping federal tax overhaul. Of particular interest to PMA members is a significant reduction of the corporate income tax, the potential repeal of the estate tax and a border adjustment tax.

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Trump Cabinet Slowly Assuming Roles

U.S. in Transition: Trump's Cabinet

It has taken more than three months into U.S. President Donald Trump’s term for the last of his most senior advisers – yet arguably the most important for the produce and floral industries – to be confirmed and get working.

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2018 Farm Bill Development Underway

2018 Farm Bill

The U.S. Congress has begun its work to develop legislation to reauthorize many programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that are important to the nation, agriculture and, specifically, the produce industry. PMA's work on the next farm bill has also begun.

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"Healthy" Should Apply to All Fresh Produce

Definition of 'Healthy'

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked for comments on use of the word “healthy” in food labeling. PMA came down loud and clear that all fresh fruits and vegetables should qualify for “healthy” labeling.

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Science-Based Facts Stifle “Dirty” Produce List Coverage

Produce Industry's Safety Story

Coverage of “dirty” produce lists has declined in recent years. This success stems from the Alliance for Food and Farming’s efforts with consumer media to tell the fresh produce industry’s safety story in science-based, understandable ways.

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