Bloomberg News : Charting China’s Competitive Eaters

  The task of feeding China’s 1.4 billion people is transforming the global food industry.In the effort to keep up with rising demand, domestic farms have been saturated with fertilizers and pesticides, while Chinese companies have bought arable land on … Continued

Farming Notes – Last of the Year!

FARMING NOTES – DECEMBER 2015 by Duncan Allison, past president (PSPA) Christmas provides a wonderful opportunity for families to be together and sit round a table and enjoy seasonal food. This usually signals our family’s roots in Germany, Italy, Sweden, … Continued

Past Member Michael Scuse Speaks Out for Agriculture

Duncan Allison, PSPA president, summarizes a recent speech. In what ways can agriculture help advance peace and well-being around the world? This was the question addressed by Under Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse (past member of our Society) at a … Continued

Ag Leads U.S. Economy

The New York Times (June 20, 2014) reports on the agriculture sector and the major role it plays in the U.S. economy in recent years.  Noteworthy is the fact that both New Jersey and Maryland ranked in the top ten … Continued

Society Visits Port and Market

Welcome to the Future of Fresh. This is an appropriate introduction to Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market. There has been a wholesale market in Philadelphia for 300 years but the new market completed in June 2011 is the largest, fully-refrigerated wholesale … Continued

Holt Speaks on Logistics

Leo Holt, president of Holt Logistics of Philadelphia, addressed the Society on June 6, 2014, with a fast-moving presentation on logistics at the Port of Philadelphia.  Mr. Holt not only covered the history of his company’s presence in Philadelphia but … Continued

Another Record Year for Agricultural Exports

by HAT AUTHORS, November 15th 2013 USDA has released its final tally for agricultural exports in Fiscal Year 2013. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says American agriculture achieved record exports once again at 140.9-billion dollars. Vilsack says the … Continued

FARMING NOTES AUG. 2013 ~~ Duncan Allison

From time to time PSPA member, Duncan Allison, publishes agricultural news, information and his own observations.  This column appears for the benefit of PSPA members and any views expressed are those of the author. Fertilizer prices are on the downward … Continued