With summer grilling in mind, the Mushroom Council and the North American Meat Institute partner for a retail grilling promotion encouraging consumers to pair veal and mushrooms while entering to win prizes.
While production of mushrooms in the U.S. was slightly down in 2017-18, sales hit an all-time high, at $1.23 billion, buoyed by per-pound increases for fresh and processed, agaricus and specialty mushrooms.
Orange production in Florida has been dwindling for years thanks to the scourge of the Asian citrus psyllid. Last year, the industry also suffered a blow from Hurricane Irma. But there's a hint of optimism this year.