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Reconsidering single-use plastic bags

- Analysis
Like everything else, reusable bags have come under scrutiny in the time of the coronavirus.

The era of necessary innovation

- Analysis
In my visits with industry leaders, four watch words have been mentioned more often than any others in today’s uncertain marketplace: efficiency, effectiveness, convenience, and price.

Produce purchases lag behind other groceries

- Analysis
As often happens, information educates, and too much information confuses. Probably the best approach is to follow the instructions of local authorities and stay centered. Virtue is sometimes said to be a mean between two extremes.

Analysis: COVID-19 Impacts on the Fresh Produce Industry

- Analysis

The impacts of COVID-19 on the fresh produce industry are fast-moving. Unfortunately, this virus is spreading …

The importance of the PACA proposal

- Analysis
The critical point of the proposal is that USDA would step in when receivers can’t meet their financial obligations and file bankruptcy. It would bring confidence to trading, and here's how.

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.