Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Mike Stuart to be inducted into the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame

Sep 21, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Florida
Mike Stuart, who is retiring from the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association after 26 years, will be inducted into the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2019.
Sep 21, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Florida

Beyond hot dogs: C-stores embrace healthy fare

I’m old enough to remember when 7-11 stores were only open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

FDA to launch online portal for importers

Sep 19, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Imports, #FDA
The Food and Drug Administration is launching an online food safety resource for produce importers three months ahead of its original planned release.
Sep 19, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Imports, #FDA

California grape commission plans fall promos

The California Table Grape Commission has several initiatives promoting grapes throughout the fall season.

Idaho’s 2017 fresh potato prices raise national average

Sales of table stock potatoes in the 2017-18 season totaled 107 million cwt., a 6% drop from the previous year, but the national average price-per-cwt. rose $1.13, to $11.73, according to the USDA.

Local food has big appeal, but labor a challenge

Sep 19, 2018 by Tom Karst #Twin Cities, #Local, #Labor
Local food is maintaining its strong appeal in the Twin Cities, but tight and expensive labor make it a challenging business environment for growers.
Sep 19, 2018 by Tom Karst #Twin Cities, #Local, #Labor

North Carolina sweet potatoes take hit from Florence

Significant damage to North Carolina’s sweet potato crop is anticipated after Hurricane Florence pounded many areas of the state with double-digit rainfall totals.

Fyffes celebrates 130 years

Sep 19, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Bananas
Dublin, Ireland-based Fyffes is marking its 130th Anniversary in September, and the celebration will continue after that.
Sep 19, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Bananas

Potatoes USA asks athletes ‘What are you eating?’

Denver-based Potatoes USA is kicking into high gear with a new campaign strategy tied to athletic performance.

Keeping score in the produce aisle

This is the time of year when many fresh produce commodity associations, boards, groups take a time out, however brief.