Packer Insight 8-7-20
Tom Karst and Ashley Nickle ( The Packer )

Tom Karst, editor of The Packer, and Ashley Nickle, editor of PMG, bring you up to speed on the big stories of the week, from Hurricane Hannah damage to a new proposed organic rule to the latest on the new Produce Artist Award Series.

Texas citrus growers assessing damage from Hurricane Hanna — Texas citrus growers are assessing the damage to the crop from Hurricane Hanna, but early estimates are 20% to 30% of the fruit was knocked off the trees.

Proposed rule promises better organic enforcement — A proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Agriculture aims to bolster the National Organic Program’s oversight and enforcement of the production, handling and sale of organic products.

Introducing the Produce Artist Award Series — We’ve been honoring produce executives for more than a decade with our Produce Retailer of the Year award, and the United Fresh Produce Association for years has been celebrating great produce managers with its Retail Produce Manager Awards program. We thought it was time to find a way to showcase the excellent merchandisers out there, too.