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O’Brien brings passion to organic crowd

Billed as the Erin Brockovich of food, Robyn O’Brien delivered a keynote address at the 2019 Organic Produce Summit that recalled Brockovich’s reforming passion.
Jul 17, 2019 by Tom Karst #Fresh Talk

“Stop all plans”: border wall not an easy sell in South Texas

Can you believe that the government is taking public comments on the border wall?

More flexibility coming for hours of service regulations?

Hours-of-service regulations for truckers are attracting attention again, with some dead set against any relaxation in the rules and others fighting to give truckers more flexibility.

Fresh fruit and veggies: the big winners in the past 25 years

 What have been the “hottest” fresh produce items in the past 25 years?

President Trump touts Farm Journal poll showing big farmer support

With about 63 million Twitter followers, President Trump can’t be denied the opportunity to share his interpretation of reality.

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.

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.

America’s “fittest” cities: did your town make the cut?

If your favorite thing to do is yoga or eat fresh berries, you probably love going to the doctor’s office and getting a report card on your good health.

Remembering the days of the produce huckster truck

I talked today with Peter Machi, long-time sales and purchasing representative with Consumer Fresh Produce Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa.