supply chain

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 »

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Pallet shortage: Produce group warns of bigger disruptions to food supply chain

Although conversations are occurring within the North American (and global) industry relative to the current acute pallet shortages, the United Fresh ... continue reading »

Houston-based Brighter Bites hires new produce sourcing manager

Brighter Bites, a Houston-based nonprofit that delivers fresh fruits, vegetables and nutrition education resources directly into students and families... continue reading »

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 »