Southeast Produce Council to Meet in Orlando and Restaurant Equipment Challenges
**After safely and successfully meeting in Savannah, Georgia for Southern Innovations, many Southeast Produce Council members are keeping the momentum going by already registering for Southern Exposure in Orlando, March 3 – 5, of next year.
According to www.morningagclips.com, the SEPC team has seen a remarkable surge in registrants since registration opened a few weeks ago for exhibitors to add booth associates and register for conference sessions.
For more information about Southern Exposure, go to … https://seproducecouncil.com/events-networking/southern-exposure/.
**The USDA will invest nearly $75 million for 15 projects to address natural resource concerns on private lands.
This year, projects funded by the Regional Conservation Partnership’s Alternative Funding Arrangements focus on climate-smart agriculture and forestry and other conservation priorities to improve access for historically underserved producers.
As part of this year's projects, NRCS prioritized those supporting smart strategies on working lands to help sequester carbon, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the impacts of climate change.
**U.S. restaurants with supply chain issues for their food products are also dealing with issues around upgrading kitchen equipment.
Restaurant Business reports it can sometimes take months to get equipment in the door, thanks to a backlog of imports that’s left two dozen or more container ships waiting outside of U.S. ports.
Avanti Restaurant Solutions CEO, Mark Rossi says supply chain challenges could be expected through at least January 2023, or longer.