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.
Commodity boards, councils and commissions representing fresh produce from avocados to mushrooms to watermelon are running promotional activities aimed at foodservice this summer. Here’s a look at some of them.
This may be the 37th edition of the Produce Marketing Association’s Foodservice Conference and Expo, but the foodservice industry has learned over the years that the conference is never a same-old same-old event.
Most produce suppliers and even those in the restaurant industry are pleased with the FDA's regulation requiring many restaurants and retail food establishments to show calorie counts on menus and menu boards.
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.
Dubbing it a “Blue Apron-type” program, the White House wants to shift some Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program dollars from purchases at retail stores to boxes of non-perishables shipped to homes.