On April 17, the USDA unveiled details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for agriculture, which includes $16 billion in direct support to agricultural producers and $3 billion to purchase and distribute agriculture products to Americans in need. Read a summary of these two main components.
Apple marketers, and their grower and packer suppliers, are entering a new world where their ability to add value for their retail customers will determine which companies survive, and which disappear. Desmond O’Rourke, President of Belrose, Inc., provides insight on the changing external environment, food retail and industry structure of the apple industry.
Summer is in full swing, and with it, local farmers and fishermen are hard at work producing the fresh, quality agricultural and seafood products we all enjoy. Celebrate the bounty of Northeast agriculture by visiting local farmers’ market and ag retail locations.
Since 2000, the U.S. apple industry has been in a state of continual change. Desmond O'Rourke, consultant of food marketing and international trade, discusses this changing industry environment in this outlook as well as future challenges and opportunities for the apple industry.