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Where do food fears come from?

- Analysis
It’s a small blessing that the unprecedented panic about the coronavirus have pushed fears about food into the background. But this doesn’t mean that fears about food safety have gone away.

VIDEO: PMA’s Richard Owen on the stimulus package, resources during COVID-19

- Analysis
Greg Johnson spoke with the Richard Owen, vice president of global trade for the Produce Marketing Association about which provisions of the $2 trillion economic stimulus package could benefit the produce industry, and what PMA is doing for members during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Credit perspective during the pandemic

- Analysis
We are well aware of the stress being placed on the produce supply chain and each of you. The term, business as usual, does not apply to present day market conditions.

Air quality standards: A boon to produce?

- Analysis
Anyone familiar with California agriculture knows that the industry regards the state’s stringent regulations as a curse visited upon it by bureaucrats, environmentalists, and selfish urbanites. Like all simplistic pictures, this one is wrong in certain respects.

Foodservice suppliers adjust to disaster

- Analysis
Tim York has worked his way through a spinach outbreak crisis and recent romaine lettuce recalls, but he’s never before seen what’s going on now.

The Produce Reporter Week in Review – March 20, 2020

- Analysis
Greg was out on vacation last week, and came home to something a little...different. 

The tools you can trust in a crisis

- Analysis
We recognize the tough job you have. The produce industry is working harder than ever to provide produce to all parts of the world. You need to operate at peak efficiency and make a profit.

Leafy Greens: the fourth-wash dilemma

- Analysis
Solve this dilemma in my household: do you wash your packaged greens?

Grocery “magic” needs a few days to catch up — a look inside retail distribution

- Analysis
In my conversations with supply side companies, logistics firms and the buy side (retailer) over the past couple of days, one thing is abundantly clear: we as a nation are not running out of food and most non-food products.

With COVID-19, we’re in uncharted waters

- Analysis
After observing, reading, and discussing COVID-19 with regards to business, here are my two takeaways.