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Keep on Trucking: Growers aim to navigate driver shortage, new regulations

A nationwide shortage of truck drivers and shifting federal rules add obstacles to the task of shipping fresh plants and product.

Difficulty hiring and retaining drivers, federally-mandated electronic logging devices and hours of service in the trucking industry are likely to increase shipping costs and affect availability.

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The do’s and don’ts of selling in public markets

Public markets are great places to sell specialty crops, but they come with their own challenges.

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Keep on Trucking: Growers aim to navigate driver shortage, new regulations

A nationwide shortage of truck drivers and shifting federal rules add obstacles to the task of shipping fresh plants and product. Difficulty hiring... more »

United Fresh Commends USDA for harmonized standard support

The United Fresh Produce Association’s work towards for harmony among food safety audits and wholesale buyers seems to be gaining traction. Since... more »

Potato industry to sell spuds as performance-boosting

The Potato industry is making a strong statement about potatoes to demonstrate the performance-boosting benefits of America's favorite vegetable. P... more »

The do’s and don’ts of selling in public markets

Public markets are great places to sell specialty crops, but they come with their own challenges. Most have very particular sets of rules. The mark... more »

USDA to assist farmers impacted by retaliation tariffs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from retaliation. President Trump di... more »

SNAP processing effort funded by farmers’ market group

The National Association of Farmers Market Nutrition Programs (NAFMNP) is providing Novo Dia Group operational funding for an additional 30 days so th... more »

Farm marketers’ online efforts subject of Tennessee workshops

Direct farm marketers, including value-added agriculture entrepreneurs and agritourism operators, must learn to communicate with customers in new ways... more »

Favorite farmers’ markets subject of Farmland Trust program

American Farmland Trust has launched its tenth annual Farmers Market Celebration, set to run through Sept. 21. The celebration is a national effort to... more »

Farmers’ Markets Ontario helps customers distinguish growers from re-sellers

Consumers at farmers' markets now has new tools to help them find and support farmers at their local market. Farmers' Markets Ontario (FMO), wh... more »

Farmers’ markets can grow with VegU approach

Every day, USDA works to develop tools for farmers and ranchers that support their financial success. The USDA Farmers Market on the National Mall is ... more »


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