13:20PM Jun 30, 2020

Ohio groups seek support for growers in COVID-19 Crisis

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Giving farmers and farmers markets the ability to fulfill SNAP purchases online is one recommendation presented by a group of Ohio farm organizations in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

12:08PM Jun 30, 2020

Inflation ticks higher for groceries

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

U.S. retail grocery prices increased 0.8% in May and are running nearly 5% above a year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

12:13PM Jun 25, 2020

Pecan group asks USDA to establish research, promotion program

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

The National Pecan Federation has petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish a research and promotion program to expand markets for pecans.

09:54AM Jun 25, 2020

Genera aims to use local crops in sustainable packaging

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

Working with farmers in Tennessee, Genera is contracting switchgrass and biomass sorghum as inputs to create compostable, sustainable packaging when its manufacturing facility comes online later this year.

09:07AM Jun 09, 2020

Are consumers ready to splurge a little?

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

The Packer’s Tom Karst visited June 8 with Mike Mauti, managing partner of the consulting firm Execulytics on the Canadian retail perspective during the COVID-19 pandemic.

09:29AM Jun 01, 2020

Retail food prices climb in April

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor

April prices for food purchased at grocery stores were up 2.7% from March and 4.1% above year-ago levels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported.

11:29AM May 15, 2020

What will the new retail normal look like?

Craig Carlson
AgWeb Contributor

As a result of the unprecedented disruptions to today’s produce supply chain, what can the industry plan for as the new normal?