Industry Resources

Commodity Pricing

http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/fvdfob.pdf
National FOB Review (USDA Mostly Markets)

 

Associations

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http://www.unitedfresh.org/
United Fresh Produce Association is a fresh produce industry trade association committed to driving the growth and success of produce companies and their partners. United Fresh represents the interests of member companies throughout the global, fresh produce supply chain, including family-owned, private and publicly traded businesses as well as regional, national and international companies.

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 http://www.pma.com/
Produce Marketing Association The Produce Marketing Association, founded in 1949, is a not-for-profit global trade association serving more than 2,400 members who market fresh fruits, vegetables, and related products worldwide. Its members are involved in the production, distribution, retail, and foodservice sectors of the industry.

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http://www.iddba.org/
The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) was founded in 1964 and is based in Madison, Wisconsin. It has evolved over the years to reflect the changing scope of member needs in the dairy, deli, bakery and related industries.

http://www.schoolnutrition.org/
School Nutrition Association is a national, nonprofit professional organization representing more than 55,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country.

http://www.restaurant.org/
The National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry. Together with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the Association’s mission is to represent, educate and promote a rapidly growing industry that is comprised of 870,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets employing 11.7 million people.

 

National Health Campaigns

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http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/
Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® is a national public health initiative created to encourage Americans to eat more fruits and vegetables—fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice.

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http://www.choosemyplate.gov/
The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans.

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http://www.saladbars2schools.org/
Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools is a comprehensive grassroots public health effort to mobilize and engage stakeholders at the local, state and national level to support salad bars in schools. Our vision is to significantly increase salad bars in schools across the country until every child has the choice of healthy fruits and vegetables every day at school.

 

Trade Publications

http://www.producenews.com/
The Produce News, National weekly fresh produce industry newspaper

http://www.thepacker.com/
The Packer, National weekly fresh produce industry newspaper

http://www.ProduceBusiness.com
Produce Business, National monthly fresh produce industry magazine

http://www.nrn.com/
Nations Restaurant News, The Newsweekly of the Foodservice Industry

http://www.PerishablePundit.com
Perishable Pundit, a produce industry blog

http://www.theshelbyreport.com/
Publication for the food and grocery industry, delivering the latest regional and national supermarket news.

 

Government Programs

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/
Food Safety and Inspection Service for the United States Department of Agriculture

http://www.fns.usda.gov/child-nutrition-programs
The Food and Nutrition Service administers several programs that provide healthy food to children including the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Summer Food Service Program, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and the Special Milk Program.

 

Other Resources

http://www.publichealth.org/resources/nutrition/
Public Health Nutrition Resources offers free, online resources for healthcare professionals and others interested in nutrition research and information.