A comment period related to grades for fresh okra is set to close May 31.
The Agriculture Marketing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is systematically revising commodity standards, according to a notice in the Federal Register, and the “unclassified” section for all commodities is being removed.
I asked Kansas City-based Gen X Mom Sarah Krause, frequent contributor to the Fresh Talk blog, to look at the topic of farmer's marketers and community supported agriculture. Interviewing more than a dozen of her friends plus a retail source or two, Sarah delivers a honest commentary that describes the wide spectrum of attitudes about this hot topic.
The produce industry hasn’t come close to finding all the ways to sell fresh fruits and vegetables.
(March 27, 1:48 p.m.) ANTIGUA, Guatemala — U.S. produce buyers found ample opportunities at this year’s Agritrade, Guatemala’s biennial produce summit.
SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (1-2-2) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly active. Price unchanged. Includes palletizing and cooling. Half-bushel cartons small-medium mostly $18-18.35. Quality generally good.