Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Diversify and differentiate in export efforts, panel says

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The “new normal” in the global trade of fruits and vegetables is uncertainty, but trade experts said traders can still find opportunities by mapping supply chain risks and exploring new markets.
Oct 19, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #PMA

Tour de Fresh sets record with $175,000 for salad bars

ANAHEIM, Calif. — In the words of Cindy Jewell, the 2019 Tour de Fresh riders and sponsors “blew it out of the park.”

Hazel Tech partners with WP Produce on avocados

Chicago-based Hazel Technologies Inc. has partnered with Dominican Republic avocado exporter WP Produce to use the post-harvest technology on Desbry brand avocados shipped to U.S. markets.

It’s time to demand resolution on trade issues

Today (Oct. 11) I read a Drudge Report headline that 51% of Americans would like to see President Trump impeached.
Oct 16, 2019 by Tom Karst #Opinion, #Produce (General)

Driscoll’s takes AgWater Challenge

Watsonville, Calif.-based Driscoll’s is participating in the Ceres/ World Wildlife Fund AgWater Challenge.

Paramount Export Tour de Fresh riders raise big funds for salad bars

Oakland, Calif.-based Paramount Export Co. is celebrating 80 years in business this year by participating in a big way with Tour de Fresh.

What percent of the U.S. vegetable supply is imported?

What percent of the U.S. vegetable supply is imported?

Index Fresh invites avocado growers to seminars

Riverside, Calif.-based Index Fresh is again inviting California avocado growers to attend seminars to boost crop productivity.

North Bay Produce releases dried fruit lines

Traverse City, Mich.-based North Bay Produce Inc. has added dried fruits to its offerings.

Florida Tomato Exchange wants antidumping investigation to resume

With the ink on the new tomato suspension agreement still wet, the Florida Tomato Exchange has filed a request for continuation of the antidumping investigation of fresh tomatoes from Mexico.