PHILADELPHIA — The growing interest in plant-based diets is an opportunity the produce industry needs to seize, PMA CEO Cathy Burns said April 11 during her address at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Connections Retail event.
Interest in workers’ rights and global farming mean that consumers are getting vocal about a lot of things these days. Thankfully, the product offered by the fresh fruit and vegetable industry is a solid winner. Consumers continue to clamor for fresh produce, and they’re becoming more conscientious about how it’s produced and where it comes from.
Dallas-based produce marketing agency DMA Solutions Inc. will send nine top-performing Texas A&M University students to the Viva Fresh Produce Expo April 25-27 in San Antonio as a part of the Aggies for Fresh scholarship.
Debt-to-asset ratios are on the rise, working capital is eroding and farmers’ sentiments are on the decline. Despite the negativity surrounding prices and outlooks, Famer Mac is providing a voice of optimism.
PHILADELPHIA — With an eye toward growing produce sales together, buyers and suppliers discussed convenience, food safety, organics, trends and more at the PMA Fresh Connections Retail event April 10-11.
With the Trump administration shifting some federal employees away from the border to deal with increased illegal immigration, commercial shipments of produce from Mexico are taking longer to cross into the U.S.
The Packer’s Tom Karst visited the morning of April 12 with Dante Galeazzi, president and CEO of the Texas International Produce Association, about the upcoming Viva Fresh show in San Antonio and border issues.