With the apple industry racked by trade troubles, U.S. Agricultural Trade Under Secretary Ted McKinney had a tough audience when he spoke Aug. 23 at the U.S. Apple Association Marketing and Outlook Conference.
Aug 25, 2019 by Tom Karst
Cincinnati-based Total Quality Logistics is seeing growth in contract business with produce shippers, company leaders said.
It’s been a softer year for both truck rates and fruit and vegetable shipments.
CHICAGO — Canada’s apple output is down slightly, but Mexican apple production is way up this year, according to industry reports at the U.S. Apple Association’s Marketing Conference.
CHICAGO — Lending insights on consumer apple demand from a retail perspective, Randy Riley outlined the challenges and opportunities he sees for the apple category.
CHICAGO — The U.S. Apple Association estimate for the 2019 crop is forecast at 247.76 million (42-pound) cartons, 2.2% lower than the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s estimate of 253.09 million cartons.
The relief of reaching a new tomato suspension agreement between Mexican tomato growers and the Department of Commerce has come with misgivings about the effect of mandatory inspections at the border.