Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Border wall question lingers for Trump, country

The Packer’s newest poll question simply asks “How do you feel about President Trump’s plan to build a border wall at the U.S.- Mexican border?”

Mexican tomato growers challenge Commerce Department

Mexican tomato growers are challenging the Commerce Department’s decision to formally withdraw from the tomato suspension agreement May 7.

Feeling nostalgic about buyer-seller relationships

I read a recent article that cassette tapes are making something of a comeback, fed by what I believe must be misplaced “nostalgia.”

Compostable pack wins Fruit Logistica award

The 2019 Bronze Fruit Logistica Innovation Award was won by the top-sealable compostable, recyclable strawberry punnet from CKF Inc., Hansport, Nova Scotia.

Black Gold Farms hires chief production officer

Grand Forks, N.D.-based Black Gold Farms has hired Kerwin Bradley as chief production officer.

Rising retail apple prices noted in January

The apple category performed well in January, according to the latest Fruit Tracker Fast Fact video from Stemilt Growers.
Feb 18, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

DeLauro adds another heaping helping of criticism at FDA

Everyone is a critic, but some are better than others.

Avocados still have room to grow in global markets

BERLIN — World trade and consumption of fresh avocados has been rocketing higher for the past 15 years, but how long can the market continue to grow?

Naturipe brand research dove deep into consumer attitudes

A research effort behind the rebranding of Naturipe Farms studied the attitudes of nearly 4,000 participants in the U.S. and Canada to gain consumer insights, company officials said.

With rebrand, Naturipe turns focus to millenials and Gen Z

Salinas, Calif.-based Naturipe Farms has implemented a rebrand that speaks directly to younger consumers.