Produce sales conclude tumultuous 2020 with solid gains

November and December sales were dominated by the holidays along with the consumers’ response to rapidly rising new COVID-19 cases across many states. Some states and cities enacted renewed shelter-in-place mandates which impacted grocery retailing... more »

Georgia vegetable growers to vote to continue vegetable assessment

Georgia vegetable growers will vote in February (Feb. 1- March 2, 2021) whether to continue the Georgia Vegetable Commission marketing order which allows assessment one cent per marketing unit of vegetables as described in the... more »

USDA has weekly report to highlight seasonable and perishable product trends

The USDA announced Jan. 8 a new data report, the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement Seasonal Perishable Products Weekly Update, prepared in close partnership with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Department... more »

USITC to investigate imports’ impact on cucumber, squash industries

The U.S. International Trade Commission is seeking input for two new general fact-finding investigations on the effects of imported cucumbers and imported squashes on the U.S. seasonal cucumber and squash markets. The investigations, Cucumbers: Effect... more »

Pick-your-own farm experiences attract customers

A weird year doesn’t have to be a bad year, one family farm operation and farm market business found out in 2020. Third-generation growers Al and Nancy Rose have been running the family farm, Red... more »

Trade war losses for California farmers not offset by Market Facilitation Program

Economic research measuring the overall losses to California agricultural exports resulting from the trade war shows that two years of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments only covered roughly half of the net losses to California... more »

Feb. 24-25 set for Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing event

The eighth biennial Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference and Trade Show which draws hundreds of farmers and farm industry members to idea-laden workshops and hear motivational speakers from across the region, will be held virtually for... more »

July is now the date for National Agri-Marketing Association conference

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) announced today that the 2021 Agri-Marketing Conference will be rescheduled for July 20-22, 2021. “This decision was made after much discussion with leadership and our host hotel,” said Jenny Pickett,... more »

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