Why not volume control in a potato marketing order?

05/13/2013 10:51:00 AM
Tom Karst

Senate farm bill summary

Look for Senate and House farm bill hearings Tuesday and Wednesday on the farm bill.

While sequestration cutbacks are drawing a steady beat of media coverage(Sequestration could make us sicker and fatter) budgets are also being slashed in Canada. This news report  from the CBC describes the angst over pending cutbacks to research efforts in agriculture.

With industry hoping to ship more cartons to the foodservice market after May 15, size and grade requirements are relaxed for Florida late season oranges.

 Must read coverage from the New York Times on the troubles in the Florida citrus industry

 If Florida tomato growers are reducing their assessments, perhaps they are using the saved money to fight the Department of Commerce suspension agreement? 

On immigration, the political math doesn’t look easy.

Government reports of note:

Hong Kong retail report 

Advance report on retail sales 

Hong Kong foodservice 

 

Top Packer reads

USDA files PACA actions against five Liborio Markets companies

Arkansas tomatoes to ship by June 10


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