Washington Apple Week and NCBA Expanding Processing Capacity

Washington Apple Week and NCBA Expanding Processing Capacity

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**Washington Apple Week is back with activities planned across the globe to build excitement everywhere for the new crop.

The Washington Apple Commission tells thepacker.com, the second annual Washington Apple Week started Saturday and runs through Sunday, December 6th, spanning 19 countries with the From Our Trees to Your Table campaign.

The event features in-store displays and an interactive experience online, with social media, contests, influencer partnerships, videos, cooking demos and more, on the Washington Apple Commission’s social media platforms.

Follow this #WashingtonAppleWeek.


**Throughout the California food business, farmers and marketers have been trying to gauge changing demand for holiday-related items.

The head of the California Poultry Federation says people have been buying more turkey breasts and fewer large turkeys, as they downsize holiday gatherings.

If more people cook at home, demand for dairy products and other foods could change. Wine marketers say they expect a strong fourth quarter, as usual.

**National Cattlemen's Beef Association officials say expanding processing capacity is one of the group's priorities heading into 2021.

NCBA’s director of government affairs, Danielle Beck tells agrimarketing.com, this absolutely is one of the top, if not the top, issue.

Beck says they'll be working with Congress on the matter.

A recent report says there’s economic incentive to expand U.S. beef packing capacity by five to six thousand head daily.


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