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Pump the brakes on the shortage of french fries

Chances are you’ve seen the headlines regarding an impending french fry shortage. A story from Bloomberg, entitled “America Braces for Possible French Fry Shortage After Poor Potato Harvest” on Dec. 2, sparked a slew of... more »

Take basics steps toward a successful market

What distinguishes a successful farm market from a mediocre one? Some simple management practices can be the difference between a profitable market and a marginal one. The following “seven steps to success” were observed by... more »

USDA: Farm agritourism dollars tripled 2002-2017

Agritourism helps U.S. farmers and ranchers generate revenue from recreational or educational activities, such as tours of a working farm or “pick-your-own fruits and vegetables” programs. Beginning and small and mid-size farms are increasingly exploring... more »

ITC: Mexican tomato dumping threatens US growers

In a unanimous decision on Nov. 22, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) made an affirmative determination that dumped Mexican tomato imports threaten the U.S. industry with material injury. This determination comes on the heels... more »

Defending Domestic Produce Production Act gains support

On Nov. 21, Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Michigan, announced he is cosponsoring the Defending Domestic Produce Production Act, bipartisan legislation designed to defend family farms from illegal trade practices used by foreign nations to undercut American... more »

EXPO highlights new profit centers for vegetable growers

New sessions at the 2019 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO will introduce new crops to vegetable growers that will increase a grower’s offerings at farm market and beyond. A century ago, the... more »

Nutrition grant supports incentives at California farmers’ markets, retailers

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has been awarded a Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) grant of $7,166,877 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fund nutrition incentives at Certified Farmers... more »

J&D Produce HoneySweet Onions a hit at World Food Championships

In October, more than 1,400 chefs and home cooks descended upon Dallas’ Reunion Arena Park for the World Food Championships (WFC). The event drew contestants from 42 states and 15 different countries, as well as... more »


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