The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association is currently seeking artists for a poster contest and a new queen to reign over this year’s 40th annual celebration.
Netflix has filmed a series of documentaries called Rotten, where he accused the country’s largest garlic producer – Gilroy’s Christopher Ranch Corporation of Gilroy – in a fraudulent scheme to maintain prices.
Supplies of garlic in the US are in the midst of a gap at the moment as the season transitions between the California and Mexico seasons, and the South American season. However, the majority of garlic grown in South America is less favorable to the US market and therefore prices will continue to be high.
After China experienced a difficult season last year and the production was lower, many countries saw their chance to increase their market share. This year China came back with a large volume and is claiming its place on the world market again. These brands include the exporters in Peru. Other countries see opportunities in garlic cultivation, there are growers in Dominican Republic and
Production of garlic around the world is on the rise thanks to farmers cashing in on limited supplies in recent years. Much of the increased production is due to the fact that more land is being used for growing garlic.
This year, in the Western Granby, Connecticut, thanks to good weather conditions during the growing period, farmers had a plentiful harvest of garlic with unprecedented sizes of garlic bulbs.
President Trump’s promises of tougher enforcement of U.S. trade laws has triggered the filing of an unprecedented wave of new antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions in the past few months. The U.S. already has many 397 AD and CVD orders in place, going back as far as 1977. These orders cover 157 different products imported from 43
Several annual festivals of garlic will be held in the USA and France this summer.