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U.S. Mexican tomato imports by month

Here are newly released statistics on 2019 imports of Mexican tomatoes. Stay tuned for more charts in this space.

Tomatoes remain elevated

The tomato market remains tight, though prices have decreased compared with earlier January levels.
Feb 03, 2020 by Tom Karst #Fresh Talk

Early comments light up Trump plan to simplify school meals

The early comments on the Trump administration’s plan to simplify school food rules are rolling in, and folks are testy.

Preventive eating and Alzheimer’s

Praise be and pass the fruit bowl.

Industry wisdom on reducing food loss without losing profitability

A recent question I posed to the LinkedIn Fresh Produce Discussion Group deserves a blog post to recount.

Meet impossibly high expectations or fall by the wayside

Who is the 21st-century eater and what does he/she want?

A quick picture of U.S. fresh produce and nut trade

Here is a quick look at U.S. exports and imports of fruits and nuts over the last ten years.
Jan 08, 2020 by Tom Karst #Fresh Talk

Sustainability in packaging: consumers know it when they see it

The Packer’s current poll question is this:
Jan 06, 2020 by Tom Karst #Fresh Talk

December to remember: closing out 2019 in produce stories

The last installment of our month-to-month review of the top produce stories of 2019 is at hand.

October’s best for produce stories

We have been reviewing (see previous posts here)  the top-performing produce stories of the year.
Dec 31, 2019 by Tom Karst #Fresh Talk