Opinion

IFPA A-NZ calls for national approach to fruit sticker ban

The IFPA A-NZ outlines key challenges for the produce sector ahead of the Sept. 1, 2025 PLU ban, specifically implementation.
April 11 , 2024

IFPA welcomes USDA’s updates to WIC nutrition program

The IFPA welcomes updates to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, helping to ensure fruit and vegetable access.
April 09 , 2024

Column: Bananas have been too cheap for decades

Industry leaders at the World Banana Forum discussed the pricing of bananas during the last few decades, saying current prices are not sustainable for the supply chain.
April 03 , 2024

CPMA welcomes Canadian government's support of national school food program

The program will aim to deliver meals to an additional 400,000 children per year. 
April 02 , 2024

Fridays on the Farm: a labor of love for Rhode Island berry, stone fruit farm

The Eckharts grow strawberries, cherries, cane berries, peaches and more on their 100-acre farm. FSA Rhode Island features their story. 
March 29 , 2024

Farming in her footsteps: Visit Annie B’s family farm

During the pandemic, the Givens family decided to set up farming operations to honor matriarch Annie B's legacy.
March 18 , 2024

Pomelo Diplomacy: How a favorite Thai fruit advanced U.S. trade ties

APHIS Senior Foreign Service Officer Marc Gilkey addresses how, through the pomelo, the quintessential Thai fruit, the U.S. and Thailand recently celebrated almost two centuries of collaboration.
March 06 , 2024

A very brief look at the 100-year-old problem of the shortage in agricultural labor

Texas International Produce Association President & CEO Dante Galeazzi discusses workforce challenges in the produce industry.
November 08 , 2023

Vanguard International shares the future of black grapes

Dirk Winkelmann, President of Vanguard Direct, reflects on upcoming opportunities for black table grape varieties.
June 02 , 2023

Indian produce market brings new sights and distinctive smells

Crowded and noisy Chennai is home to almost nine million people on the southeast coast of the subcontinent.
May 30 , 2023