Packer Insight — Indoor ag, Potato Expo, New York and more

Packer Insight — Indoor ag, Potato Expo, New York and more

Packer Insight 1-8-21

Catch up on the week in produce, including conversation on indoor agriculture and analysis from two conferences that happened virtually this week, with the editors of The Packer. 

Find more on all these topics in the following articles:

Potato Expo session looks at next steps on climate change, sustainability — Unity among agriculture advocates and growers is necessary to successfully navigate new public and private initiatives for climate change and sustainability, speakers on the panel concluded.

NY Ag Forum: How companies can be resilient — Retail solutions from the pandemic may remain longterm — a more diversified supplier base, fewer stock-keeping units and technology to replace human labor, said Martha Hilton of Wegmans Food Markets.

USDA seeks members for new urban/indoor ag committee — The dozen members of the board will advise the agriculture secretary on issues relating to urban/indoor/vertical farms and identify barriers to establishing them.

Apple merchandising inspiration from the Produce Artist Award Series — Sometimes it’s easier to show than to tell. That’s the idea behind our new Merchandising Inspiration Series, which features display photos submitted for our Produce Artist Award Series.