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Some ways to fix H-2A

- Analysis
It’s a widespread complaint: The H-2A program doesn’t work well, and it should be fixed.

The benefit of hindsight

- Analysis
Why did something happen in a particular way? What did we learn from it? How can we use the past to make the future better?

Bar codes, DNA and food safety

- Analysis
A team of biologists at Harvard, MIT, and Boston University has developed a method for installing bar codes into fruits and vegetables.

One solution to the perennial labor problem

- Analysis
I keep coming back to the subject of labor because it is the biggest issue in the produce industry. It will remain so long after the situation in the United States approaches something closer to normal.

How many grocery stores are too many?

- Analysis
A recent study looked at grocery store density in relation to one specific concern: food waste. It concluded that the two are related, but in a complex way.

How to think about farm labor: an app

- Analysis
Last week I set out some of the basic requirements for a solution to the farm labor issue. This week I will look at one possible solution.

How to think about farm labor

- Analysis
It’s my custom, when I interview sources, to ask what their greatest concern is for their business or the industry. The answer almost always comes back the same: labor.

Avocados to remain steady in volatile times

- Analysis
In this time of uncertainty, we take comfort in the things we can count on. By that, we mean continued avocado growth in the U.S.

The food supply chain is not broken

- Analysis
The chairman of meatpacking giant Tyson Foods says the food supply is breaking. Let's examine if that's true.

There’s no going back for online grocery

- Analysis
Online grocery retail had already been steadily growing, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, with people homebound, it has exploded. To meet consumer demand, retailers must turn to automation, analysts say.