16:34PM Nov 06, 2019

Farmer on River Bottoms: "If I Can't Get Insurance, I Won't Farm It"

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter
Concerns about wet crops and wet fields are not stopping in Iowa. Farmers in river towns are worried crop insurance will make ground uninsurable because it may cost so much,
12:57PM Nov 05, 2019

Produce Lovers’ Mexican blueberry facility almost ready

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer
Produce Lovers, a vertically-integrated grower that ships blueberries from the Mexican state of Jalisco, is shipping conventional and organic berries through mid-June.
Trade tension
12:08PM Nov 05, 2019

Fresh fruits exports lag under weight of tariffs

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor
Retaliatory trade tariffs continue to hurt U.S. fruit exports.
11:30AM Nov 05, 2019

Dominican avocado supply ramps up for WP Produce

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer
WP Produce, Miami, is reporting a strong start of the peak Dominican Republic avocado season, which it packs under the Desbry brand.
05:59AM Nov 01, 2019

Too Wet, Too Dry: Wheat Season Gets Off to a Mixed Start

Wire Service
The winter-grain planting period is drawing to a close across the Northern Hemisphere, and young crops across some of the world’s top exporters face a mixed bag of conditions.
18:32PM Oct 27, 2019

Inspectors find pests in imported pumpkin shipment

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer
Pumpkins can be carved into scary jack-o-lanterns this time of the year, but there’s something scarier when it comes to imported pumpkins: invasive species.
17:58PM Oct 27, 2019

Bill seeks more agricultural inspectors at ports of entry

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer
The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to address a shortage of agricultural inspectors at borders who inspect imports for invasive species and other potential threats.