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Sitting in the KCI airport at 7:07 a.m., well past the scheduled 6 a.m. departure time for my flight to Reagan National. I'm headed to Washington D.C. to cover the USDA's Agricultural Outlook Forum... Read more.
9:20 a.m. What inspires you every day? The sports page and Apple Jacks, you say? Check out the 365 days of Seth Godin blog post by Dan'l Mackey Almy for a delightful window into her world, not to mention... Read more.
1:43 p.m. Checking the fresh produce headlines today, Chiquita's license deal with Charlotte, N.C.-based International Fruit Company is one way to keep the brand in front of more folks without risk... Read more.
11:21 a.m. Checking out the web this morning, one of the top Google news items for fresh produce/fruits and vegetables was a story about the eating habits pregnant mom influencing their baby’s... Read more.
“Don’t make me stop the car.” We have all heard - or said - some version of that message on some memorable road trip with our American families. The boys are fighting, picking on... Read more.
5:51 a.m. Restarting work on the blog this morning after the previous version was wiped clean in a web browser malfunction. Curses… 5:52 a.m. What I was saying, before I was so rudely interrupted,... Read more.
The Feb.12 State of the Union address from President Barack Obama highlighted several points of interest to the agricultural community, including immigration reform, the minimum wage, trade agreements, energy... Read more.
Guest blog post by Jay Martini Well...don't blink, but the comment period has ended. Any tomato man worth his sea salt had nine whole days to read the 31-page draft text of the 'Suspension of Antidumping... Read more.
Checking out the fresh produce world this morning, the top consumer headline seems to be another story about health research that polishes the golden halo of fruits and vegetables. The report said... Read more.
Why can't we all just get along like the avocado folks? One tomato buyer I contacted this week for reaction to the suspension agreement between the Commerce Department and Mexican growers lamented... Read more.