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Podcast offers insights on broccoli, pears, and peach trends 

- Blue Book Services
Jeff Lair, director of membership sales with Blue Book, joined Nate Cross and Benjamin Kowalski with Freight 360 on their podcast to discuss current shipping trends for broccoli, pears, and peaches.   

Verdant Technologies to partner with Sobeys to eliminate ice from broccoli supply chain

- General News
Verdant Technologies is expanding the adoption of its HarvestHold Fresh product in Canada to improve the sustainability and efficiency of the North American broccoli supply chain.

GRAPHIC: Broccoli by the numbers

- Analysis
In this graphic by Agtools, see the story of broccoli over the past few seasons in charts and graphics.

ProduceIQ: March Madness meets Easter produce demand

- Featured
About as fickle as a March Madness bracket, Spring transition has arrived! In search of better-growing conditions, most produce commodities will transition northward over the next five weeks.

Broccoli and the fourth Beatle

- Analysis
Let me suggest to the broccoli industry that they engage the sponsorship of Ringo Starr, who was recently on the cover of AARP magazine.

ProduceIQ: Pre-turkey season produce markets mellow

- Featured
While we were washing away our last few memories of COVID restrictions at IFPA, Hurricane Norma made landfall on the Southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, as a Category 1 storm and then again in Sinaloa as a tropical storm. Rain from the tropical system will impact growers in North and Central Mexico.

ProduceIQ: Scary high blueberry prices frighten buyers

- Featured
Blueberries are El Nino’s most haunting victim yet. A relatively new commodity for Peruvian growers that some believed was too big of a risk to try in the first place.

ProduceIQ: Unseasonably high produce prices remain

- Featured
While the back-to-school season is usually marked by rejoicing parents and low summer produce prices, extreme weather is forcing some unlikely commodities to pull average prices to a ten-year high.

Retailer to purchase Braga Fresh regenerative trial crop

- General News
Braga Fresh, home of Josie’s Organics, gained its first retail pre-order to support the company’s commitment to harvest and take to market crops grown using regenerative practices; a major step in trialing a low-soil tillage concept designed to increase the carbon content in soil.

ProduceIQ: Summertime sadness strikes produce markets

- Featured
Produce markets repeat history with a week defined by declining prices. This week marks the beginning of the summer doldrums—a six-week period in which produce prices wilt along with the rest of us in the summer heat.