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DeLauro adds another heaping helping of criticism at FDA

Everyone is a critic, but some are better than others.

Government shutdown creating delays for imports

News coverage is ramping up about the potential effects on perishable imports caused by the government shutdown.

Not necessarily the Dow Jones average for produce prices

There is no Dow Jones Average for produce, unfortunately, but the quest to measure the market persists.

It always strawberry season somewhere

It is always strawberry season somewhere, isn’t it?

Number one is no surprise on the list of top states for produce

What is the relative importance of each state to the fresh produce industry?

Turning the page on 2018

The government is dysfunctional.

Romaine reality in a graph

Check out the above chart showing the shortfall in shipments of romaine in early December compared with a year ago.

What is the sweet spot for organic produce price premium?

The premium paid for organic produce is a moving target, and it is far from standard for fresh produce commodities.
Dec 03, 2018 by Tom Karst #Fresh Talk, #Organics

The remarkable story of per capita avocado gains

Has there ever been a fresh produce item that has ascended per capita consumption levels as fast as the avocado?
Nov 07, 2018 by Tom Karst #Fresh Talk