Business on the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market seemed to be off to a slow start this summer, while the supermarket industry continues to evolve and organic, specialty and foodservice categories thrive.
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.
Limoneira Co., Santa Paula, Calif., has entered into an agreement with FGF Trapani, a family-owned citrus operation in Argentina, acquiring 1,200 acres of lemons up front and another 1,200 over a three-year period.
AgriTalk Host Chip Flory brings in Jim Wiesemeyer to cover news from Washington, Greg Henderson and Pamela Riemenschneider cover online produce shopping, and Rhonda Brooks previews Farm Journal's Yield Tour.
The Argentinean Blueberry Committee and other members of Argentina’s fruit industry support efforts to prevent child labor, and a group of producers visited a child care facility that helps with that goal.