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Whoever steals our halo is against us

Can one of the great spiritual teachers illuminate the right attitude that fresh produce marketers should have with processed fruit and vegetable marketers?

Another year, another record for avocado import value

U.S. avocado imports for the January through September period are way up this year.
Nov 13, 2019 by Tom Karst #Fresh Talk, #Avocados

No small bananas: rising importance of avocados in fruit imports

Avocados are kind of a big deal. We all knew that, of course, but take a peek at the chart below and you will see it in visual terms. 

Believing in fresh produce is enough

What are the irrefutable, science-proven benefits of eating fruits and vegetables?

Fresh produce exports by state: California and the rest

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published a new report showing agricultural exports by state.

Farm labor report gives plenty of data but no solutions

Farm labor floats to the top of all fresh produce concerns, and thus any report that takes a comprehensive look at the issue is worth exploring.

Idaho potatoes - how far and how fast will the market rise?

With frost damage in Idaho and flooding hampering potato harvest in North Dakota and the Red River Valley, the potato market could take buyers on a wild ride.

What percent of the U.S. vegetable supply is imported?

What percent of the U.S. vegetable supply is imported?

What percent of the U.S. fruit supply is imported?

What percent of the U.S. fruit supply is imported?

End the trade madness now

Take a look at U.S. exports of fruit to China over the past five years or so.