Tom Karst

Tom Karst

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.

Patented technology waits for commercial use

Jerry Twinam has created a patented process that preserves fresh peeled and cut potatoes for at least 35 days when the product is refrigerated. 

Calavo forecasts growth ahead

Despite headwinds of lower prices in the latest quarter, Santa Paula, Calif.-based Calavo Growers Inc. reported record revenues and adjusted net income for fiscal 2018.

Number one is no surprise on the list of top states for produce

What is the relative importance of each state to the fresh produce industry?

A year in avocado charts

Here are a few charts to illustrate what the avocado market has been like this year.