Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Taking the temperature of USMCA reaction

Taking the temperature of USMCA reaction, and it warm and fuzzy.

Fresh apples in storage up 15%; galas and red delicious close

U.S. fresh apple holdings on Dec. 1 totaled 118.3 million cartons, 15% above year-ago levels, according to the U.S. Apple Association, with red delicious and galas neck and neck.
Dec 10, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce Crops, #Apples

ProducePay seeks to increase financing of growers

ProducePay has much more money to finance growers sending produce to U.S. markets.

Trump is divisive as ever as growers wait for trade progress

President Trump is great for the pollsters, sparking intense passions from his supporters and his opponents.

FarmboxRX seeks to deliver produce as medicine

Aiming to dispense boxes of fruits and vegetables as medicine, FarmboxRX has partnered with insurance company Vibra Health to give free food boxes to elderly Medicare patients with diet and chronic-related illnesses.

Apeel avocados expand to Europe

Apeel avocados are now selling in Europe.

FDA provides flexibility to start routine inspections on small farms

The Food and Drug Administration is providing flexibility for when states may begin conducting routine inspections of small farms, the agency said.

FDA updates outbreak investigation of salmonella in Pennsylvania

The Food and Drug Administration and the Pennsylvania Department of Health are investigating an outbreak of illnesses caused by salmonella javiana in Pennsylvania.

Climate science report compels action, lawmaker says

With a considerable focus on agriculture, the National Council for Science and the Environment has published a comprehensive review of climate science research in selected public universities.