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Career Pathways forward without Fresh Summit

- Analysis
As our industry laments another loss of our biggest in-person event of the year, with the Produce Marketing Association’s cancelation of Fresh Summit next month in New Orleans, we still have to deal with the realities in our daily careers.

The offshoring of American agriculture

- Analysis
You can tell the year you’re in by the catchwords that are being thrown around. One example from this year is reshoring.

From pandemic to ‘pingdemic,’ labor supply under pressure in UK

- Analysis
The self-isolation system has seen fresh produce companies struggle at times to staff packinghouse operations as well as be able to carry out a full range of distribution services. The issue of labor in the horticultural sector is nothing new, of course, and certainly not unique to the UK.

Food safety starts at the farm

- Analysis
September is National Food Safety Education Month and while our industry seems to live and breathe food safety, the upcoming focus on it does beg the question – how much do consumers know and understand about food safety?

USDA to give $700 million in grants for farm and food workers impacted by COVID-19

- General News
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that $700 million in competitive grant funding will be available through the new Farm and Food Workers Relief (FFWR) grant program to help farmworkers and meatpacking workers with pandemic-related health and safety costs.

Western Growers denounces passage of AB 616 in California Legislature

- General News
In response to passage of AB 616 by the California State Legislature – first in the Senate on August 26 and then in the Assembly on September 1 – Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia issued the following statement.

EFI celebrates National Food Safety Education Month

- General News
Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, is celebrating National Food Safety Education Month by encouraging growers and agricultural associations to share their commitment to food safety and remind consumers that farmers and farmworkers are on the frontlines of providing safe, nutritious food.

USDA shows mushroom production declined in 2020-21

- General News
The volume of sales for the 2020-2021 mushroom crop totaled 758 million pounds, down a marked 7 percent from last season, according to the National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) 2021 Report released August 31, 2021.

Some consumers can forgive labor problems

- General News
American consumers have noticed labor problems, especially in the foodservice industry, but more than 60 percent said they are sympathetic.

sweetgreen to acquire robotic restaurant chain

- General News
Spyce's Infinite Kitchen will help sweetgreen reimagine healthy fast food with even better quality, consistency, and efficiency.