Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Envy apples find star status on lifestyle blog

Envy apples are being promoted on Poosh, the lifestyle blog of celebrity Kourtney Kardashian.
Nov 21, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

UPDATED: Farm labor bill clears committee

(UPDATED, Nov. 21) Bipartisan farmworker immigration legislation has cleared its first hurdle, passing by voice vote in the House Judiciary Committee Nov. 20.
Nov 21, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Labor

Drought dings Chile fruit exports

Chile 2019-20 deciduous fruit exports will dip modestly because of a drought and a decline in planted area, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Proposed SNAP rule no bargain

The United States Department of Agriculture plan to eliminate broad-based categorical eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is drawing tons of comments and criticism.

Drought stressing Chilean fruit growers

Drought conditions in Chile are stressing Chilean fruit producers, according to a new report from Fedefruta, the Federation of Fruit Producers of Chile.

Holiday pairings boost Side Delights

Plant-based meals are increasingly popular, and San Francisco-based Side Delights is offering shoppers ideas for festive pairing with potato dishes.

Stemilt Growers offers multiple Honeycrisp options

Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers has plenty of options for retailers looking to promote Honeycrisp apples.
Nov 19, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Potato award nominations sought

It is again time to honor a well-deserving member of the potato growing community by nominating them for the Potato Man or Woman of the Year or Potato Man or Woman for All Seasons.

UPDATED: USDA acts to safeguard U.S. tomatoes and peppers

(UPDATED, 2 p.m.) New restrictions have been placed on tomato and pepper trade to protect U.S. crops from the prevent the introduction of tomato brown rugose fruit virus.

Invite consumers to make a change for good

The future food choices of consumers are difficult enough to predict based on their past behavior.