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.
At Thanksgiving, we give thanks for a lot of things. We are thankful for our families, loved ones and the food we sit down to share as we celebrate the holiday. And, we are immensely thankful for those who dedicate themselves to producing it.
The third article in our Ag Tech series looks at CRISPR technology; Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. This acronym has become the term for a number of new gene editing techniques, which allow for more precise genomic editing than has been possible in the past.