coronavirus

Immunity-boosting foods gain ground in market

Immunity and health have become top-of-mind concerns for many consumers, as COVID-19 continues to cause concern. In fact, focus on immunity is one... continue reading »

USDA commits $4 billion to strengthening food supply chain

Citing lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and recent supply chain disruptions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced June 8 plan... continue reading »

Column: Pandemic a chance to reimagine how we connect

Always willing to embrace change, United Fresh has evolved to meet the needs of the dynamic produce industry, since its inception more than a century ... continue reading »

Organic fruit, vegetable sales top $20 billion in 2020

Total U.S. organic sales soared to new highs in 2020, jumping by a record 12.4% to $61.9 billion, including $20.4 billion in produce. It marked the... continue reading »

USDA to end food box program, United Fresh calls it ‘political statement’

The USDA will end the Farmers to Families Food Box program in May, according to several media outlets. [caption id="attachment_5747" align=... continue reading »

Fresh packaged produce expected to see solid growth in coming years

A new Freedonia Group analysis projects U.S. sales of fresh produce packaging to grow 3.7% per year to nearly $7 billion in 2024, as demand continue... continue reading »

Process Expo changes show dates to November

The nation’s largest trade show showcasing all aspects of the food and beverage processing and packaging industry has announced new dates and halls ... continue reading »

Fruit Logistica 2021 called off due to pandemic

Fruit Logistica 2021 has been canceled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, organizer Messe Berlin announced March 18. A special edition of Fruit ... continue reading »

Taylor Farms partners with public health officials, National Guard to vaccinate employees

Salinas, California-based Taylor Farms announced COVID-19 vaccinations started March 9, for over 1,200 employees at the Yuma, Arizona facility as a... continue reading »

US Congress passes $1.9 trillion aid package; Ag Secretary Vilsack issues statement

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued the following statement March 10 on passage of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act by the U.S. Congres... continue reading »