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Produce expectations for Dollar General rise too quickly

Can the world really expect Dollar General to evolve from selling bargain paper towels, breakfast bars, and bleach to “sustainably grown” local produce in one fell swoop?

Tale of the tape: changes in Florida and Mexican tomato shipments

 A simple inquiry — what has happened to fresh tomato shipments during the last decade, especially relative to Florida and Mexico?
Jun 04, 2019 by Tom Karst #Fresh Talk, #Tomatoes

“Green genius” or “artichoked” and the “All in Band”

Have you taken the Hitchcock Farms produce quiz?

University of Georgia study drawing friendly fire

The University of Georgia’s recent study on the potential effect of the “new NAFTA” on the state’s vegetable and berry growers is drawing friendly fire.

Oh very young truck drivers find pushback

To say there is pushback against the idea of creating another pilot program to allow drivers under 21 to operate commercial trucks is putting it mildly.

Wit and wisdom of Bill Walton

If you missed the speech by Bill Walton at The Packer’s West Coast Produce Expo, you missed quite a lot.

Tomato negotiations continue but end of agreement is reality

The Department of Commerce sent what one Florida source called a “new and constructive proposal” to Mexican tomato exporters on May 3.

Consumers may be dumber than you think

What do consumers want anyway?

Weighing the balance of fresh vegetable trade - and more of the "100"

How do exports of U.S. fresh vegetables compare with imports?