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Some lawmakers want creamed corn to displace baby carrots. With the House farm bill already containing a provision that would open up the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program to all forms (canned, frozen,... Read more.
Retailers can get stung if they overhype deals to consumers. That’s the lesson learned from news that a customer of Kohl’s found the court’s favor after suing over what he called deceptive... Read more.
Are Good Agricultural Practices the best insurance against food safety market place issues? Or, perhaps, a competent public relations team and expert legal counsel is the key piece. What if the best... Read more.
The speed limit signs will be posted, but will there be any cops to enforce them? Tom Stenzel, president and chief executive officer of the Washington, D.C.-based United Fresh Produce Association,... Read more.
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.