Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Organic growing in Ohio

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture showed encouraging trends for Ohio agriculture, one farming group thinks.
Jun 25, 2019 by Tom Karst #Ohio Vegetables, #Organics

Have a Plant: Straight talk on nutrition and dietary guidelines

Nearly 7,000 comments have swarmed in already to the regulations.gov portal for the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

World Variety Produce notes stronger specialty sales

Specialty produce sales for Los Angeles-based Melissa’s World Variety Produce are growing strong, said Robert Schueller, marketing manager for the company.

China’s reduced crop no opportunity for U.S. exporters

China’s apple production was down sharply this season, but U.S. apple exporters couldn’t help fill the gap.
Jun 24, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Celery's jaw-dropping run showing signs of fatigue

Is the celery market finally ready to settle down?

U.S. is graying and that's a worry for the fresh produce industry

The country is graying, and that may prove challenging for the fresh produce industry.

As U.S. demand rises, easy peelers lead South African export growth

Duty-free access to the U.S. market is one factor in rising production and exports of South African citrus, according to a new report.

Compac increases service levels in the U.S.

Sorting equipment manufacturer Compac is investing in new facilities and staff in the U.S.

Tropical fruits help attract and retain shoppers

Consumers are attracted to stores that stock tropical specialty fruit, according to new research from Frieda’s Inc., Los Alamitos, Calif.

USDA updates plant pest regulations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has revised rules that govern the movement of plant pests.