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Farmers’ markets offered COVID-19 advice

As concerns about the spread of COVID-19 grow, farmers' market operators are wondering how best to respond. Markets are grappling with their role as public gatherings that are vital to food access for consumers and... more »

Officials to meet April 7 with Florida growers regarding Mexico trade

Florida growers of fresh fruits and vegetables are primed to tell U.S. trade officials about the harm they have suffered from Mexico’s unfair trade practices over the past two decades. Representatives from the Office of... more »

Community supported agriculture offers many benefits

Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, directly connects consumers and producers to help create a more profitable and transparent local food system. CSAs have been around for a while, but have adapted to changes in the market,... more »

BrightFarms expands retail with Ahold-Delhaize in the Mid-Atlantic

BrightFarms, a supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets, is expanding distribution in the Mid-Atlantic with retail partner, Ahold-Delhaize USA. The expansion will include over 330 Food Lion stores throughout the state of Virginia that... more »

Virginia Agritourism Conference explores $2.2B industry

Virginia agritourism is a growing industry that can generate more than $2.2 billion in economic impact. The sixth annual Virginia Agritourism Conference will enable interested agritourism entrepreneurs, economic development staff and local government leaders to... more »

Referendum dates set for proposed amendments to Florida Tomato Marketing Order

USDA will conduct a referendum May 11 through June 1, 2020, on proposed amendments to the federal marketing order regulating the handling of tomatoes grown in Florida. The proposed amendments would reduce membership of the... more »

Category performance highlighted in FreshFacts on Retail Q4

United Fresh’s FreshFacts on Retail Q4 2019 is now available. The issue includes Q4 insights as well as a full 2019 Year in Review. Among the findings, this issue reports that fresh perimeter categories have... more »

Borders’ ag inspections strengthened in passed bill

New legislation sent to the president would beef-up agriculture inspectors across the country. The Protecting America’s Food & Agriculture Act is on President Donald Trump’s desk after being passed by the U.S. House Feb. 10.... more »


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