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California Strawberry March 14, 2019
3/14/2019 By Dan Winiecke
Strawberry production in California continues to be slow for this time of year. It is the slowest start to the season in many years.
U.S. Apple Crop Update
3/13/2019 By Cris Hales
The U.S. Apple Association announced Fresh and Processing holdings as of March 1, 2019. U.S. fresh-market apple holdings of 65.5 million bushels on March 1, 2019, are 10 percent less than the March 1, 2018 holdings of 73.1 million bushels, and 5 percent less than the five-year average of 69.2 million bushels. Read More...
Is It A Plum?
3/12/2019 By Becky Douglas
Plums are the fruiting bodies from plants that belong to the subgenus Prunus (1). They have a smooth pit and a groove running down one side of the fruit. Plums have been cultivated all over the world since prehistoric times. Like other fruits such as apples, plums are available in many different varieties.
As the lines between pet food and human food blur, does transparency matter?
3/4/2019 By Jeannie Swedberg
Recently, I had an opportunity to listen to a webinar exploring 2019 trend predictions for pet food, sponsored by the Pet Food Industry Magazine, and Watt Global Media... Their presentation revealed that several of the trends... Click title to read more.
Consumers Look For Snacks With Wellness Properties
2/21/2019 By Jeannie Swedberg
The progressing “snack landscape” has led to changing expectations for these eating occasions. People want snacks to supply nutritional benefits rather than just empty calories. Energy, satiety, focus, etc. is what the research firm IRI calls ‘lifestyle ingredients.’ Healthy snacks that fuel the body for an on-the-go lifestyle. Click title to read more...
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