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Underperforming employees: the all-important question

- Analysis
Rachel Turner, writing in Fast Company, has an article on how to talk to an underperforming employee. It’s good advice, although it bypasses the single most important issue.

Estimating the Monterey storm damage costs

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As a stupendous rainy season moves toward its end for California, some have been attempting to measure the costs of the damages.

New AEWR rates challenged in Congress

- Analysis
The adverse effect wage rates (AEWR) recently issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) are facing a legislative challenge.

Food safety: FDA budget afterthought

- Analysis
I have been calling for detaching federal food safety functions from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and creating a new Department of Food and Nutrition, headed by a cabinet-level secretary.

EWG’s Dirty Dozen losing its ability to scare consumers 

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The produce industry always dreads the release of the Environmental Working Group’s annual Dirty Dozen, as part of its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

Food use rather than food waste

- Analysis
You have seen statistics like this: 30-40 percent of American produce ends up in landfills. Four-person households in this country throw out an average of $120 worth of food each month.

Something may be about to SNAP

- Analysis
Some statistics are hard to believe. But that doesn’t mean they’re not true.

ProduceIQ: Cold front pushes off Spring demand

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Spring has sprung, but the cold weather missed its exit cue. A cold front is sweeping the U.S. early this week, bringing rain and unseasonably chilly temperatures.

Canada free from potato wart—sort of

- Analysis
Is this headline a lie? “Potato wart not detected in 2022 national survey.”

California groundwater recharge just temporary solution

- Analysis
The astonishing amounts of water dumped on California by a series of atmospheric rivers have been national news for weeks now. The state’s longstanding drought has been pronounced to be over. But just how over?