Marketing

NPR report: Farmers’ markets failing due to saturated market

Nationwide, the number of farmers' markets increased from 2,000 in 1994 to more than 8,600 in 2019, which, according to a report from National Public Radio's The Salt, led to a major problem: There are too... more »

Siblings’ business creates food from farm leftovers

Up to 40 percent of crops grown in the United States never make it to market, but two North Carolina entrepreneurs are finding ways to create healthy foods out of what would otherwise be wasted.... more »

Conference explores ‘Agritourism in Virginia’s New Economy’

The fifth annual Virginia Agritourism Conference will enable interested agritourism entrepreneurs, economic development staff, and local government leaders to explore different facets of Virginia agritourism, a growing industry recently shown to generate more than $2.2... more »

US blueberry growers preparing first shipments to Vietnam

The news that Vietnam has opened up its doors to blueberry imports from the US has been welcomed by blueberry growers and shippers across the country. Suppliers are very positive about the new development and... more »

Rockit Global takes major step in miniature apple packaging

Rockit Global Ltd., a Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, apple company is launching fully recyclable and biodegradable cardboard packaging into New Zealand supermarkets and food stores. The miniature Rockit apples are sold in packs. Until last... more »

Michigan Pomesters name Phil Pitts ‘Fruit Man of the Year’

A processing apple sales manager credited with returning more than $2.5 million to growers in a single season is the Michigan Pomesters’ 2019 “Fruit Man of the Year.” Phil... more »

Dean Broadhead named 2019 NAMA Marketer of the Year

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) said Dean Broadhead, CEO of broadhead, has been selected as the 2019 NAMA Marketer of the Year. This recognition is the most prestigious honor... more »

Saskatchewan fruit breeders receive prestigious horticulture award

Bob Bors and Rick Sawatzky, fruit breeders with the Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan, are the joint recipients of the prestigious Stevenson Award for their development... more »


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