Seazing the Seaweed Moment

Seazing the Seaweed Moment

The seaweed is always greener in someone else’s… farm. Different varieties of seaweed and kelp have hit headlines the past few years, and interest is growing. But, interested parties are being entangled in red tape. Soundbite: “We lag behind the rest of the world in...
Veggie Oil Supply Sizzling

Veggie Oil Supply Sizzling

The cooking oil market is sizzling. Soaring food prices, inflation, and war are causing increased protectionism of food around the world, including the latest example: palm oil. Indonesia is the world’s biggest exporter of edible oils, but a new policy dictates 30% of...
Supply Squeeze

Supply Squeeze

New estimates of Florida’s orange crop are not so sunshiney: The USDA is predicting the lowest production figures since 1945. The current estimate is 44.5M 90-pound boxes, down 1.5M from last month’s forecast. Consumers may have to keep their...
U.S. Cucurbit Growers Getting Squashed

U.S. Cucurbit Growers Getting Squashed

The American squash and cucumber markets might be in a little bit of a pickle, according to a new U.S. International Trade Commission report. Report findings show the domestic market share was sliced, after years of above-average imports of the products from Mexico....
Small Pistachios, Big Yields

Small Pistachios, Big Yields

California pistachio growers are pleasantly surprised with their harvest this year. Though the nuts be but little, the acreage was fierce. This year’s California pistachios had an uphill battle on their way to the second-largest crop on record (about one billion...