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Hot lettuce market subsides, mixed bag expected moving forward

Uncharacteristic weather appears to be the norm in California, which is leading to a vegetable supply situation that is very difficult to predict.

The last four months of 2015 saw some very……

USDA Announces Funding Available for Specialty Crop and Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Programs

The federal crop insurance program would be extended to growers of specialty crops, fruits and vegetables as well as other farmers who have not had access to policies under new rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

USDA Seeks Crop Insurance Products for Specialty Crop, Fruit, Vegetable Growers

Food traceability systems are used to keep a record of the flow of products meant for human consumption and product attributes throughout the production process or logistics network. Since food production and its distribution is a complex process, companies consider food traceability system as the best tool to solve all food-related challenges. Food traceability helps companies make fresh food products available to their consumers, thereby helping in…

Global Food Traceability Market 2015-2019

Significant changes in pricing and supply are spicing up dynamics in the domestic ginger market. Jim Provost, owner of I Love Produce in Kelton, PA, summarized things this way in late December: “When China hits …

 WASHINGTON, March 10, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of more than $66.5 million in funding for research and extension activities to address the needs of America’s specialty crop industry and solve critical….

January ginger market dynamics in state of flux

Overnight low temperatures in California’s citrus production areas were forecasted to moderate Jan. 5 and gradually rise for the remainder of the week. Six nights of critically cold weather kept growers busy protecting California’s $2.4 billion citrus crop…

Six cold nights do little damage to Calif. citrus crop

 Supply and quality issues will complicate the remainder of the California and Arizona lettuce deals, and prices should stay high as a result. “What we predicted is happening — we’ve hit a gap, and the prices are reflecting it,” …

High prices, gaps expected throughout desert lettuce deals

For more than 70 years, Fred Starrh’s family was among the most prominent cotton growers in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Then shifting global markets and rising water prices California Drought Transforms Global Food Market…

California Drought Transforms Global Food Market