Spanish Olive Imports and Ukraine Grain-Oilseed Harvest Down
**The U.S. will continue to impose countervailing duties on imports of Spanish ripe olives after it lowered rates of the tariffs to satisfy findings by a World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel.
The Olive Growers Council of California’s Elizabeth Carranza says she was pleased the U.S. Trade Representative and the government “decided to continue to uphold these safeguards, which have made a huge impact for the table olive industry in California.
**A new partnership was formed at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Winter Policy Conference.
NASDA, the USDA, the National Pork Board, and the National Pork Producers Council are working together to enhance coordination and preparedness to prevent and protect the United States from African swine fever.
NASDA CEO Ted McKinney says, this collaboration will lead to better response to outbreaks and better animal health and welfare across the country.
**Ukraine's grain and oilseed harvest is set to fall to 64.8 million tons this year from 72.7 million tons last year, Ukrainian grain traders union UGA said on Friday.
The traders tell www.agriculture.com , the grain harvest could include 17.4 million tons of wheat and 21.1 million tons of corn.
Wheat exports could be 14 million tons and corn exports could be 20 million tons in the 2023 and 2024 marketing season.