Potato Expo Goes Virtual and COVID Impact on Lemons
**In light of on-going developments with COVID-19, and thoughtful discussions among National Potato Council’s Executive Committee, supporting companies, and attendee survey feedback, it’s been decide Potato Expo 2021 will be a Virtual Experience, online.
The Expo will take place January 5th through the 7th.
The NPC believes the move is the safest approach for the well-being of attendees, their families, farms and
Registration is open by visiting potato-expo.com
**Restaurant closures due to the pandemic brought “major hurt” to the lemon business, marketers say, and improved sales at grocery stores have only partially compensated for the losses.
Farmers and marketers say lemon sales to food-service customers have improved somewhat since dropping sharply in the spring, and shoppers are buying more.
But people in the lemon business say farmers have seen their incomes drop significantly.
**National Cattlemen's Beef Association President Marty Smith pulled few punches in rejecting an invitation to participate in two Florida producer meetings last week.
agrimarketing.com reports, Smith said NCBA will not participate in events with organizations litigating against NCBA or the Beef Checkoff.
Or, he stresses, those lending a voice to anti-ag activists like former Humane Society lobbyist, Marty Irby, current executive director of Animal Wellness Action and board member at Organization for Competitive Markets, a group he says is a front for animal rights activists attempting to dismantle ag from the inside.