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Produce Market Guide News

Tucker: hydroponic organic certification is settled issue

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - U.S. Department of Agriculture organic certification of hydroponic operations is a settled issue, USDA National Organic Program Deputy Administrator Jennifer Tucker said Feb. 1.

Big Idaho Potato Truck tour ends 7th season

The Big Idaho Potato Truck has finished another season on the road, traveling more than 40,000 miles and participating in almost 70 events in 2018.

USDA awards trade promotion funds to fight tariffs

Feb 01, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #USDA, #Exports, #Mexico, #China
About two dozen fresh produce and nut companies are recipients of funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s $200 million Agricultural Trade Promotion Program, to alleviate the effects of tariffs on exports.
Feb 01, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #USDA, #Exports, #Mexico, #China

Avocado purchases in 2018

Promoted for their creamy texture and “healthy” fat attributes, avocados were the No. 1 item that shoppers said they bought in the past 12 months that they did not buy previously.

Stemilt Fruit Tracker notes strong sales for gala apples

Jan 31, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce Retail, #Apples
Gala apple sales and volume showed a sharp uptick in December compared with year-ago sales, according Stemilt Growers.

Jan 31, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce Retail, #Apples

Blueberry council seek new member nominations

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council is seeking nominees to fill 26 of the 40 seats available on the council.

Mushrooms are trending

Mushrooms pack a nutritional punch that a growing number of wellness seekers want.

Break from the Arctic Blast on the Way

Jan 30, 2019 by AgDay TV #Forecast
Meteorologist Cindi Clawson has the latest on this Arctic blast and when relief is on the way.
Jan 30, 2019 by AgDay TV #Forecast

Exotic mushrooms are wedging their way into the market

A fog envelops visitors who step into one of the 30-plus growing rooms for exotics at Phillips Mushroom Farms in Kennett Square, Pa. 

Greenhouse grower BrightFarms adds five new retail customers 

BrightFarms, Irvington, N.Y., a hydroponic greenhouse grower of local salad greens and herbs, has added five new retail customers to broaden its customer base.