By October 2009, all 50 states had implemented a revised WIC program with produce vouchers for millions of eligible families. USDA economists had projected the vouchers would raise net farm revenues by $76 million. In response to such a significant policy change and market opportunity, a UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension team of researchers conducted a pilot project to test the ability of small farms to market produce locally to WIC-authorized stores known as A-50 vendors.
Data on fresh fruit and vegetable shrink in supermarkets is important to help understand where and how much shrink could potentially be reduced by supermarkets to increase their profitability. This study provides: (1) shrink estimates for 24 fresh fruits and 31 fresh vegetables in U.S. supermarkets in 2011 and 2012; and (2) retail-level food loss.
This study was initiated with the objective of assessing the existing market structure, conduct and Performance of forest coffee; examine its cost and profitability and point out determinants of its Supply and problems in their market chain. Structure-Conduct-performance model and regression analysis were used to analyze the data. The result of the investigation of the market structure indicated that producers, assemblers and wholesalers are the major actors involved in the market chain of coffee.
Fruit and Tree Nuts Outlook, which is presented in a newsletter format four times a year, provides current intelligence and forecasts the effects of changing conditions in the U.S. fruit and tree nuts sector. Topics include production, consumption, shipments, trade, prices received, and more.
Fresh vegetables: Assuming no repeat of the December freezes of a year earlier, the outlook for fresh vegetables this winter indicates greatly improved supplies and much lower prices. At the same time, demand is expected to continue to slowly improve as consumers cautiously return to away-from-home meals. Assuming no freeze damage this winter, the seasonal price outlook strongly favors prices that are well below those of the freeze-affected highs of a year earlier.