supply chain

Big data, machine learning focuses of USDA-NIFA grants

The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) invested $15 million in two key programs awarded through its Agriculture and Food Researc... continue reading »

Report: Stagnant funding threatens food supply chains

Stagnant public funding for agricultural research is threatening the future vitality of U.S. food systems — posing risks to farmer productivity and ... continue reading »

Cold spell puts hurt on Texas produce growers

After a week of freezing temperatures, vegetable and citrus farmers across the state are assessing the damage, with widespread losses expected. “... continue reading »

New strategies to improve, maintain produce distribution

For produce processors and distributors, product freshness has a direct correlation with how fast they’re able to move products from end to end acro... continue reading »

Foodservice restrictions have processing potato suppliers unsure how to proceed

Potatoes have a long journey from breeding labs to restaurant fryers. Over a period of five years, or even longer, they’ll pass through greenhouses,... continue reading »

Five finalists named in supply chain solutions development program

During a year filled with unprecedented challenges, innovation and creativity are more important than ever. Retail Business Services, the services co... continue reading »

COVID-19 restrictions force innovation by food industry

Stay-at-home and non-gathering mandates due to COVID-19 concerns have led to massive reductions in worldwide foodservice demand. According to the U... continue reading »

Excess perishable food distribution platform created by ReposiTrak

ReposiTrak, Inc., as an extension of a project with Department of Defense, has activated its technology platform to address chronic imbalances in the... continue reading »

iTradeNetwork, PMA partner on produce supply chain marketplace

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and iTradeNetwork have announced a partnership that will make iTradeNetwork’s newly created iTradeMarketplace fr... continue reading »

USDA urged to aid specialty crop supply chain by Congress, produce industry

On April 7, Congressmen Jimmy Panetta (D-California), Fred Upton (R-Michigan), Jim Costa (D-California) and Doug LaMalfa (R-California) led 108 member... continue reading »