In other items of note this morning,
British supermarkets are on notice that they will be "named and shamed" by a watchdog group if they bully small suppliers. Check out the consumer press coverage here and the British retail response here.
The House Agriculture Committee's 11 a.m. Eastern hearing today on the "Formulation of hte 2012 Farm Bill: Specialty crop and nutrition programs" features a fairly big roster of speakers. Check the link for the text of the remarks submitted, but the list of witnesses includes Michael Jarrard, President and COO, Mann Packing Company, Salinas, California; Lisa Schacht, Owner/Operator, Schacht Family Farm and Market, Canal Winchester, Ohio; on behalf of Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association; Dan Richey, President and CEO, Riverfront Packing Company, Vero Beach, Florida; on behalf of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association.
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