Recent Stories by Tom Karst
May 06, 2020 by Tom Karst
The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives is sounding the alarm about restrictions on the movement of H-2A workers within Mexico in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 09, 2020 by Tom Karst
Farm Journal, the parent company of The Packer, will host leaders from the produce industry and other segments of agriculture at an online event, the Farm Country Forum, on April 16.
Apr 06, 2020 by Tom Karst
Import requirements for Chinese fragrant pears have been relaxed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Mar 13, 2020 by Tom Karst
(UPDATED, March 18) Fresh produce shippers and distributors who serve the foodservice sector are likely to be the most affected by the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, according to produce analysts from Rabobank.
Feb 05, 2020 by Tom Karst
The 2019 introduction of the European Commission’s European Green Deal invites the produce industry to be a leader in climate neutral and plant-friendly policies, according to industry trade group Freshfel Europe.
Jan 29, 2020 by Tom Karst
New research from Farm Journal’s Trust In Food initiative looks at the growing importance of sustainability and conservation-focused products and services for the ag retail business.
Sep 23, 2019 by Tom Karst
There is no disputing that e-commerce sales of groceries are expanding, but one supply chain consultant says retailers face several challenges as click-and-collect and home delivery sales expand.
Jul 22, 2019 by Tom Karst
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the comment period for a possible pilot program that would allow drivers under age 21 to operate trucks over interstate highways.
Jun 30, 2019 by Tom Karst
Spun off from DowDupont on June 1, Corteva Agriscience now aims to play a bigger role in the fresh produce industry by putting a greater focus on the consumer and looking for opportunities in the vegetable seed business.
May 13, 2019 by Tom Karst
PALM DESERT, Calif. — Adding the human touch to digital technology was one of the themes of a panel discussion at The Packer’s West Coast Produce Expo on May 10.