The road to the new normal as the COVID-19 crisis continues is a rocky one for many in the fresh produce industry.
Farmers who use the H-2A guest worker program are facing COVID-19-related delays in the processing and approval of those workers.
(UPDATED, Jan. 21) Produce industry pioneer Frieda Rapoport Caplan, 96, has died.
Crops in Florida were spared but Hurricane Dorian was still poised to dump big rains in coastal regions of the Carolinas on Sept. 5-6.
Global sweet potato promotion is growing southern U.S. sweet potato exports.
The USDA has filed an administrative complaint against sweet potato company Southern Produce Distributors, Faison, N.C., alleging the company failed to pay $3.49 million to produce sellers.
Sweet potato grower-shipper Wayne Bailey Produce Co LLC, which closed after 85 years this spring, left creditors with more than $8.1 million in unpaid debt, according to the USDA.