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Fresh off Farm Bill victories in the House and Senate, the timing could not be better for U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to provide the keynote address for United Fresh 2018 June 25-27 in Chicago. “We’re honored that Secretary Perdue will join…
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Consumers never stop asking for fresher, healthier, tastier foods, and the produce industry and United Fresh never stop evolving to meet their needs. Fresh produce is at the center of the health food revolution and United FreshMKT Expo is the place to…
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The Southeast Produce Council reached back to its roots and recently unveiled its new RECIPE Roadshow June 13 at the site where the organization first began 20 years ago: The Atlanta State Farmers Market in Forest Park, GA. “As we embark on our 20th…
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[EDITOR’S NOTE: SPW’s Ag Finance Editor Rhonda Uzzolino is the Marketing Manager of AgSouth Farm Credit, headquartered in Statesboro, GA. Send ag or personal finance questions for public or private answer to us here.] Thinking about a major life purchase…
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[EDITOR’S NOTE: Ahead of yesterday’s successful U.S. House vote on the Farm Bill which passed 213-211, Republican Main Street and House Committee on Agriculture members Reps. Don Bacon, Rodney Davis, Jeff Denham, John Faso and Roger Marshall penned an…
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Vidalia onion harvest recently wrapped up — now those famous onions will be coming to stores from storage throughout the summer. This year’s Vidalia crop came in at about 5 million, 40-pound cartons — 3 million of those went into storage to carry through…
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[EDITOR’S NOTE: This guest column is by attorneys Jennifer Diaz and Denise Calle of Diaz Trade Law. SPW welcomes guest contributions — click here to submit articles or ideas] Since March of this year, talk of increased tariffs have prompted rifts both in…
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We call it the “Farm Bill” but its official name is the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. It weighs in at more than 1,000 pages and touches a very wide array of topics – probably too wide, everything from food stamps to legal hemp to farm subsidies and…
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What if there was a social media forum where produce people could get together and exchange thoughts and ideas? Well there is now. It’s an unprecedented effort to improve collaboration among produce marketers. Called Fresh Fan Club, it’s the first social…
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