The volume of bagged avocados continues to increase every year as consumers seek convenience and/or value options, and retailers discover another way to merchandise avocados and drive sales of multiple pieces of fruit.
California’s avocado crop is expected to rebound in 2020, with the state’s growers shipping 369 million pounds — about a 70% increase over last year — according to the Irvine-based California Avocado Commission.
Potato industry leader Dan Moss voiced support for immediate Congressional approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and expanded potato trade with China at a White House trade event May 23.
DENVER — With his end-of-July retirement date rapidly approaching, John Keeling appeared at the 2019 Potatoes Annual Meeting for the last time as executive vice president and CEO of the National Potato Council.
Tom Karst and Ashley Nickle discuss the subjects on which they have been reporting this week, with Tom diving deep on the China tariffs and Ashley gathering insight on avocados leading up to Cinco de Mayo.
A number of California avocado growers are experimenting with a high-density planting technique that can significantly increase the number of pounds they produce per acre while speeding up the picking process.