Tom Karst

Tom Karst

GOPEX panel to look at new organic study on citrus greening strategies

A new research paper from The Organic Center outlines organic-compliant practices for combating citrus greening disease and the disease-carrying Asian citrus psyllid.
Jan 23, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Citrus

Government shutdown creating delays for imports

News coverage is ramping up about the potential effects on perishable imports caused by the government shutdown.

Resistance to plastic packaging grows in organics

More organic produce consumers are pushing back against the use of plastic in packaging, but will it matter?

Laughs, lessons, inspiration: Award honors Ron Carkoski

LA QUINTA, Calif. — After more than 40 years in the produce industry and nearly 25 years at Four Seasons, Ron Carkoski was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the United Fruit Produce FreshStart 2019.

Leah Halverson leads Ten Acre Marketing

Under the umbrella of the family business, Black Gold Farms, Leah Halverson is CEO of a new division called Ten Acre Marketing.

Not necessarily the Dow Jones average for produce prices

There is no Dow Jones Average for produce, unfortunately, but the quest to measure the market persists.

Perdue extends deadline for Market Facilitation Program

In response to the partial government shutdown, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has extended the deadline for U.S. producers to apply for payments from the Market Facilitation Program.

Bill introduced to take on Mexico’s trade practices

Legislation called the Defending Domestic Produce Production Act would relax thresholds needed by U.S. producers to bring anti-dumping lawsuits against imported produce.

It always strawberry season somewhere

It is always strawberry season somewhere, isn’t it?

Hawaii avocados come to U.S. mainland

Surf is up for Hawaii avocados.