Crop News

VEGETABLE AND FRUIT PRICES CONTINUE TO RISE

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United States Green pea and potato planting still underway. Corn plantings are just beginning. Securing enough contracted acreage has been a struggle as growers have many other more profitable options to consider and processors are paying more to the growers this year. Most processors are planning on same volumes as last season or even a …

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War in the Ukraine Brings Higher Prices and Food Shortages Worldwide

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We’re all feeling the immediate effects here in the USA of the war in Ukraine.  The sanctions imposed have cause gas and oil prices to explode compounded by the inflation we are already experiencing.  But there are far more serious problems ahead regarding agricultural production and food prices.  There are food shortages right now worldwide, …

Food Safety

How A Book Called “The Jungle” Brought Food Safety to America

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It all began in 1906 with a book called The Jungle written by Upton Sinclair.  Sinclair was a known “progressive” in those days and wrote his book, “The Jungle” to expose the appalling working conditions and plight of the immigrant workers in the meat-packing plants and stockyards in Chicago. At the age of 26, he …