The tropical storm that hit Florida in November and damaged crops could have lasting effects on vegetable markets.
Homestead, FL, was directly impacted by Tropical Storm Eta with heavy wind and rain. As a result, Tomatoes, Beans, Cucumbers and Squash, all commodities grown in Homestead, experienced a major jump in price.
It would be easy to say we don’t know much in the political world, but from a fresh produce perspective, we know many things.
“Jen insists that we buy organic vegetables,” indie rock artist Courtney Barnett says in her song “Dead Fox.” “And I must admit that I was a little skeptical at first / A little pesticide can’t hurt.”
A late arrival to hurricane season, Tropical Storm Eta may be particularly disruptive if it sends heavy rains to Florida’s growing regions.
Pamela breaks vacation to join Greg to talk about the latest USDA food box news.
USDA made significant changes to the companies supplying Farmers to Families Food Boxes for round 4, which runs in November and December, and box cost may have been a factor.
Yet another comprehensive test of fruits and vegetables for pesticide residues gives them a clean bill of health.
Predictably, industry prices fell further. The downward trend will likely continue this week as demand remains low. We have a bit more time before the Thanksgiving pull typically impacts demand.
When Duncan Family Farms’ owners Arnott and Kathleen Duncan’s children were in high school, they were active volunteers and coaches within the community. They came to realize that many of the bright, talented friends of their kids were faced with easily surmountable barriers to advancing in life.