Last week President Trump signed the Phase One Agreement with China. As reported on cacitrusmutual.com, China agreed to purchase at least $40 billion annually over two years of U.S. agricultural products.
That site has been in close contact with US representatives and the United States Trade Representative (USTR) about the seriousness of the situation related to the citrus industry.
It al pivots on what should be expected as a result of the deal. According to the office of the USTR, China is bound to, at the very least, resume 2017 baseline purchases of citrus, meaning citrus growers should expect to start seeing the results of the agreement around February 15th.