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.
(UPDATED, 2:14 p.m.) With talks to modernize NAFTA apparently nearly finished, some Mexican trade sources are saying the U.S. has discarded its demand for a new trade protection tool for U.S. specialty crop growers.
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 fate of the proposed seasonal trade protection of perishable products remains cloudy as the U.S., Canada and Mexico prepare to enter the seventh round of talks to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement.