The Packer editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss some of the topics of interest this week, from new tariffs on Mexican products to a report detailing projections for the future of grocery.
Growers in California’s Kern County say their vegetable and fruit crops typically are starting a week or so later than usual this spring, but ample rainfall and plenty of chill hours during the winter should result in abundant supplies and very good quality this spring.
DENVER — With his end-of-July retirement date rapidly approaching, John Keeling appeared at the 2019 Potatoes Annual Meeting for the last time as executive vice president and CEO of the National Potato Council.
After a tough year for the southeastern produce industry, more than 3,400 of those growers and packers started the new year afresh at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Ga.
With plenty of drama and plot twists, negotiations related to the tomato suspension agreement between Mexican growers and the Department of Commerce are continuing, according to an official with the U.S. agency.