Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Farm Country Forum to convene produce leaders, agribusiness experts

Farm Journal, the parent company of The Packer, will host leaders from the produce industry and other segments of agriculture at an online event, the Farm Country Forum, on April 16.

Superfresh Growers gives orchard update

Bloom season is now in central Washington, and Yakima, Wash.-based Domex Superfresh Growers has a new update from cherry orchards.

How will retailers manage reduced consumer shopping trips?

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited April 8 with Mike Mauti, managing partner of the consulting firm Execulytics on the Canadian retail perspective during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On produce price trends and consumer sentiments

A previous post looked at the rise bagged produce in recent weeks

D’Arrigo's Claudia Pizarro-Villalobos on marketing fresh

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited April 7 with Claudia Pizarro-Villalobos, director of marketing and culinary for Salinas, Calif.-based D’Arrigo California.

Oh very young - Steve Lutz on younger consumers after COVID-19

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited April 6 with Steve Lutz, senior vice president of insights and innovation for Category Partners.
Apr 07, 2020 by Tom Karst #Video, #COVID-19, #Fresh Talk, #COVID-19

Starr Ranch Growers to use Apeel technology on organic apples

Starr Ranch Growers, Wenatchee, Wash., will be using Apeel Sciences’ treatment or organic apples.

Scott Horsfall of the LGMA talks food safety work in midst of pandemic

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited April 6 with Scott Horsfall, CEO of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement. 

Industry associations call for end to excessive shipping line fines

Eighty organizations seeking relief from what the groups called “unconscionable” detention and demurrage penalties imposed by shipping lines on U.S. agriculture exporters and truckers.

Progressive Produce offers promotable asparagus volume

Harvest of asparagus in Washington state will begin in mid-April and will continue through June.