Pasture rent is an expense most cattle producers negotiate on a yearly basis and it can fluctuate based on competition from other grazers. This year cash rent pasture rates averaged $12.50/acre nation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited World Best Tropical LLC, Doral, Fla., for failure to pay for produce. The company failed to pay $341,917 to eight sellers for 45 lots of produce from Febru

The future doesn’t appear bright for organic hydroponic fresh produce growers.  The National Organic Standards Board last fall tabled a decision on whether to let growers who don’t u

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee meets May 9-10.  The committee will meet at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Va.. Â

The dollar and convenience store trend may be a downer for fresh produce consumption. That is at least one takeaway from a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three produce businesses for failure to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards. The following businesses and individu

A package of goldenberries labeled with the U.S. Department of Agriculture organic seal raised suspicions in early March, causing an investigation into the origin of the berries. The berries, marketed

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service plans to issue a second 60-day stay on allowing lemons from Argentina into the U.S. Two days after Trump was swor

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed a Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act administrative action against J&R Fresh Produce LLC. The Tampa, Fla.-based company allegedly failed to make payme

More than $60 million in specialty crop block grants are being offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The program, through the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, gives money to