Food Grower and Supplier Challenges: The Top 10

Food Grower and Supplier Challenges: The Top 10

How can AgTech innovation help address the top 10 food grower and supplier challenges? Jim Bogart, President of the Grower Shipper Association of Central California, was part of a presentation hosted by Dennis Donohue at the Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Salinas earlier this month. Bogart surveys his membership each year to build the Top 10 Challenges list for food grower and suppliers. Here’s what his members (which includes growers and suppliers in Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito and Santa Clara...Continue Reading...
Improving Post-harvest Operational Efficiency

Improving Post-harvest Operational Efficiency

Have you ever walked out to your yard and seen a long line of trucks with your produce waiting…in the hot sun? How is this impacting your post-harvest operational efficiency? You might find yourself asking, like the 1974 song by Ace, “How long has this been going on?” Whether you’re a grower, shipper or processor, managing costs is usually top of mind, especially when your biggest costs are labor and equipment. How can you make sure you’re efficiently utilizing both in your operations? What if your already limited labor resources...Continue Reading...