The coronavirus has caused major shifts in the onion business, and grower-shippers across the Idaho-Eastern Oregon region say they are working to stay ahead of changes that sometimes come with little or no notice.
J.R. Simplot Company on Monday announced a licensing agreement with DowDuPont Inc., MIT & Harvard, developers of the nascent gene editing technology. Simplot is the first agricultural company to receive such a license.
California fresh figs started later and light volume traded at historically high prices this spring. However, marketers predicted good quality and more normal supply levels are anticipated beginning in late July.