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Let them eat cake.. should shippers care more about driver detention?

There continues to be a lot of conversation about driver detention times, and the U.S.  Department of Transportation was still taking input on the issue until Sept. 9.

To infinity and beyond.. imports growing fast from Peru

In a previous post, I showed charts of fresh fruit and vegetable exports to specific markets.

Waste not, want not lessons given here

If you compare a thousand households to mine, I would wager my wife and I don’t waste food at nearly the “average” rate. We are a one-percenter in that way.

Putting a finer point on export trends

With this blog post, I have included a series of charts showing export sales of fresh fruit and vegetables to some of the biggest export destinations for U.S. producers.

Anthropomorphize this! Ugly produce needs a friend

That cucumber shouldn't be trashed; it is merely a senior citizen.

Half of fresh produce is lost on the journey from farm to consumer

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research has just released a new data series on loss-adjusted per capita food availability.

The power of one among many

How can we identify the power of an individual within any sphere of human activity? 

Biggest changes in produce packaging? Let us count the ways

I have discussed the results of an online survey we put out in conjunction with The Packer’s 125th-anniversary publication several times in this space.

Nothing new under the sun? Not so fast, my friend

“There is nothing new under the sun,” the writer of Ecclesiastes says.

Pick three - changes coming in the next 25 years

The collective wisdom of the industry typically gets it right.