Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Kam Quarles tabbed as new National Potato Council CEO

The National Potato Council has promoted Kam Quarles to chief executive officer.

Onion growers anticipate strong market for smaller crop

Texas onion acreage in 2019 will be 6,400 acres, off substantially from last year, because rains delayed plantings.

Closing the border is preposterous, but what if?

Of course, President Trump won't close the border. But what if he did?

Naturipe Farms names head of innovation and sustainability

Janis McIntosh has been named director of marketing innovation and sustainability for  Salinas, Calif.-based Naturipe Farms.
Apr 02, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #People

Then and now: Reminiscences of a Packer Man - in 1923

A few years ago, Larry Danielson — a retired former employee of the Red Book (now Produce Market Guide) — mailed The Packer a slim 89-page paperback book.

Grimmway launches 50 years and growing celebration

Bakersfield, Calif.-based Grimmway Farms is set to begin a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary.
Mar 28, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Carrots

Organic conference looks at consumer trust while sales grow

Maintaining consumer trust as the organic category grows will be a pivotal discussion at the Organic Trade Association’s annual conference.

Researchers aim to simplify ag water requirements

A new research paper attempts to reduce the confusion over agriculture water requirements in the Produce Safety Rule.

Maglio expands options for watermelon pouch

Maglio Cos., Milwaukee, Wis., has introduced new options for its Readyripe watermelon pouch.

Food culture stars address PMA foodservice show

Two leading personalities shaping U.S. food culture will share top billing at Produce Marketing Association’s Foodservice Conference & Expo.