Is it Time to Modify Your Sales Approach?


  It's become common practice for growers to sell directly to the public and receive a higher retail value for their product. Particularly for many small and midsize operations, retail sales via farmers markets, on-farm stands or community supported agriculture (CSA) shares are the primary, if not the only, market venue.
  Selling wholesale isn't always on the radar; common concerns include issues with volume, pricing, timely payment, packing, food safety certification, and storage and delivery. While these certainly warrant exploration, many small growers have found ... (Read More...)

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8/30/2014 - USDA Reopens Chinese Market Access for California Citrus


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8/29/2014 - FDA Deputy Commissioner Taylor to Speak at The Washington Conference


Michael Taylor, deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will present the keynote address Wednesday, September 10, at the Breakfast General Session of The Washington Conference. Taylor will provide an ...More



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