The stakes are high for the Nov. 3 election, and industry leaders will discuss the results and what it might mean for the produce industry in a live panel on Nov. 12 at The Packer’s virtual West Coast Produce Expo.
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets secured more than $1.2 million in funding to support nine advanced research, education and marketing projects that will help specialty crop farms statewide.
In a year that has seen double-digit increases in demand for fresh produce at supermarkets, the U.S. Department of Agriculture projects that retail prices for fruits and vegetables will come in below historical averages.
Immunity will be top of mind this winter. In fact, according to a recent study, 68% of consumers are either using functional foods or are interested in using functional foods for immunity benefit this year.