On April 17, the USDA announced $19 billion in relief programs as a step toward a remedy for supply chains and prices during the COVID-19 crisis. Find a breakdown of support and allocations in today’s blog.
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.
The vegetable industry is perhaps the most diverse industry that Farm Credit East finances, with producers varying in size and business tenure, along with the wide range of crops grown. There is also quite an array of markets – from wholesale to processors and grocery stores, to farm stands, farm markets and other forms of direct-to-consumer. So what's the outlook for this diverse industry in 2017?
Northeast fruit and vegetable producers are known for being great suppliers of locally-grown food. But more than that, fruit and vegetable farming; frozen food manufacturing; fruit and vegetable canning, pickling and drying; and wineries are a significant economic and jobs engine for the region.
Across the eight-state Northeast region, fruit and vegetable growing generated more than $2 billion in direct (farm-gate) sales in ...