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Why economics is the dismal science

- Analysis
Inflation in food prices this year will not exactly be grinding to a halt, according to USDA’s ERS, but it will measurably slow down. Should we believe that?

Resignation and retention in the labor market

- Analysis
It sounds like giving up, and I guess in a way it is. I refer to the Great Resignation—the huge number of people who are quitting their jobs, a trend triggered by the pandemic.

Farming is anything but transitory

- Analysis
The financial press has reported that Chair of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, has used the term, transitory, to describe how long inflation might last. It appears that based on his testimony in front of a Congressional committee on Nov. 30, his thinking regarding the question of how long inflation might last has changed—from transitory to longer-lasting.

Produce prices rising faster than other food

- General News
Today's Consumer Price Index shows a monthly rise of 0.8 percent in April and 4.2 percent year over year. Food rose 0.4 percent in April, but fruits and vegetables were up 0.8 percent, led by fresh fruits' increase of 1.5 percent in the month.

Study shows critical role of food and ag sectors in feeding economy during pandemic

- General News
Over the past year, the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has served as a reminder of the critical role that the United States food and agriculture industries still play in a resilient food supply chain, fueling our nation and ensuring that Americans are supplied with an abundance of safe food during this time of need.

Organic blueberries hold strong prices

- Produce Blueprints

Another important trend in the blueberry market is rising demand for organic. Not surprisingly, organic blueberry …

Blueberry demand rises outside U.S.

- Produce Blueprints

Just as blueberry consumption continues to rise in the U.S. market, the flavor, versatility, and healthful …

More blueberries grown worldwide

- Produce Blueprints

Average annual blueberry production, in tons, has continued to climb for both domestic and global producers. …

Blueberries heavily influenced by supply and demand

- Produce Blueprints

Blueberries are very sensitive to supply variations. The lowest prices occur in June and July. In …

Trucks represent majority of blueberry shipments

- Produce Blueprints

Most U.S. domestic blueberry supply is shipped weekly through California, Oregon, and Washington. The first part …