The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has stepped forward to fight the spread of Tropical Race 4 (TR4) strain of fusarium wilt in Latin American and Caribbean banana-growing regions.
California is opening a new front in the battle against Huanglongbing or citrus greening. California citrus growers and packers along with the University of California, Riverside opened the $8 million dollar lab.
The Packer editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss the discovery of TR4 in Colombia, the latest Walmart earnings report, and projections for the next big disruption in grocery.
U.S. growers are losing experienced workers as they retire from the workforce, and immigration and border control policies are leading to chronic labor shortages, Western Growers CEO and President Tom Nassif told members of Congress.