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The industry continues to seek clarity on the tomato suspension agreement, and this blog post may help. Just today I received an e-mail from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, which provided the... Read more.
Are we seeing the decline and fall of the local food movement? Does the departure of Kathleen Merrigan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture signal the beginning of the end for the local food movement... Read more.
Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan has announced she will leave the USDA, with some reports indicating she will leave at the end of April. I can't think of a more original USDA bureaucrat, a public... Read more.
Midland, Texas – and west Texas in general - are sometimes subject to jokes about dust storms, tarantulas, tumbleweeds, et cetera. Turns out the joke is on us. A new Census Bureau report shows... Read more.
Is it the nanny state run amok or enlightened management of public health? Do you think states/cities should impose limits on the container size of sugared beverages like pop? I posed that question... Read more.
Does it take too dang long to get fruits and vegetables approved for import into the U.S.? The USDA seems to concede the point in a notice that says it is revising its method of evaluating pest risk... Read more.
Asparagus is hot, with March 8 prices of better than $38 per carton for Mexican asparagus. That up from $22-25 per carton the same time a year ago. Mexican crossings of asparagus for the week ending... Read more.
Nobody important wants to become a sequester expert, I suppose, because that means the sequester will be long-lived and its unwanted ills will be visited on nearly every federal program. The effect... Read more.
No. Non. Ne. Nein. In any language, there is a word spoken by those who won’t willingly go along with new government regulations aimed at their wallet and livelihood. They, like Roger Ailes,... Read more.
Readers are invited to submit relevant and timely guest blog posts to Fresh Talk. This guest post is provided by Mike Rozembajgier, Vice President of Recalls, ExpertRECALL. From Mike: Why Preparing... Read more.