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According to a recent Nielsen news report, women control the purse strings. Apparently, we ladies like to handle the bulk of the buying – to the tune of $5 trillion to $15 trillion a year in the... Read more.
Good grief, that was quick. With markup and a vote, the Senate Agriculture Committee passed the farm bill out of committee today. Here is the release from Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow: The U.S. Senate... Read more.
I am spending a day or two with my son in San Diego prior to the start of the United Fresh Produce Association. With a few hours to kick around today, I may be setting up camp in a coffee shop or perhaps... Read more.
Since 2007, I have waded ever deeper into the stream of social media, and now find myself up to my neck in fast-rushing water. From Twitter to Facebook to LinkedIn to Instagram to Pinterest, I have... Read more.
Do growers have a race bias when it comes to who they hire? Do they shun black (and white) Americans in favor of Mexican farm workers? The New York Times published a story May 6 headlined “Workers... Read more.
The long-sought acceptance of genetically engineered fruits and vegetables by their forward-thinking marketers won’t happen when the collective public says “wow!!” about the consumer benefits that biotech fruits and vegetables... Read more.
The Obama Administration continues to blunder when it comes to the issue of sequestration. While President Obama invoked fears that sequestration would hamstring the economy, the stock market has proceeded to... Read more.
While the Perishable Pundit is killing megawatts of coal-fired electrons with massive treatises on the latest developments of the under-reported Namibian produce industry, there are plenty of other... Read more.
We know this: the next big thing won’t be the last big thing. I asked members of the Fresh Produce Industry Discussion Group about the "next big thing" for fresh produce, and already we have... Read more.
A record number of American households are on food stamps, as the Drudge Report faithfully reminded me this morning in his constantly updated collection of distressing headlines. U.S. Department of Agriculture... Read more.