Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Blueberry farms purchased by Gladstone

McLean, Va.-based Gladstone Land Corp. has purchased two blueberry farms in Michigan.

Truck rates move higher in early June

Truck rates moved strongly higher in south Texas and Arizona in early June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports.

Panel looks at supply chain trends and challenges

PISMO BEACH, Calif. — Value-added solutions that meet the needs of tomorrow’s consumers is one opportunity for fresh produce marketers.

Bill would give more aid to cherry growers

A Congressional disaster relief bill headed for President Trump’s desk for his signature will provide more direct aid to U.S. cherry growers hurt by China’s retaliatory tariffs.

Stepping out at United Fresh could net $1,000

A chance to win $1,000 is now part of the motivation for attendees to get their steps in at the United Fresh Produce Association’s Expo in Chicago.

Stepping out at United Fresh could net $1,000

A chance to win $1,000 is now part of the motivation for attendees to get their steps in at the United Fresh Produce Association’s Expo in Chicago.

Peak of the Market hires director of business development

Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Peak of the Market has hired David Busby team as director of business development.

Tale of the tape: changes in Florida and Mexican tomato shipments

 A simple inquiry — what has happened to fresh tomato shipments during the last decade, especially relative to Florida and Mexico?
Jun 04, 2019 by Tom Karst #Fresh Talk, #Tomatoes

U.S. grower payday from Mexican tomato duty?

A Federal Register notice raises the possibility that growers of tomatoes in Florida and other states stand to receive some of the proceeds of the 17.56% anti-dumping duties paid by U.S. importers of Mexican tomatoes. 

FDA offers guidance document on produce safety rule training

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released draft guidance to help growers determine set their food safety plans.