Business Planning Stories

Business Planning
February 13, 2014
2 Ways Growers Can Adapt In An Improving Economy
Follow these tips to sustain your profit margin as commerce starts to rev up. Read More
Business Planning
February 1, 2014
Preparation Pays In Succession Planning Process
Experts say the time is right for ensuring the viability of transferring your farm to the next generation. Read More
Business Planning
January 31, 2014
Florida Specialty Crop Foundation Draws Strength From Within
Organization helps industry members, as well as the local community, excel through education, research, and philanthropy Read More
Apples & Pears
January 24, 2014
E.W. Brandt & Sons Rebrands As RemBrandt Masterpiece Fruit
Washington company’s increasing demand drives investments in packing facilities and marketing. Read More
Business Planning
December 11, 2013
Highlights From The Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market Expo
Key takeaways from the show in Grand Rapids, MI, include food safety pointers, what growers can do to support pollinators, and more. Read More
Business Planning
December 1, 2013
Opinion: Growing Produce Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving
It's OK for farmers to want more, they deserve it. Read More
Business Planning
November 26, 2013
Growers Need To Embrace The Energy Revolution
Florida Ag Commissioner Adam Putnam says an open-minded approach is needed for an effective energy policy. Read More
Paul Rusnak
Business Planning
October 18, 2013
Opinion: Don’t Run From Technology, It Will Just Pass You By
Growers deficient in digital skills need to plug in now. Your farm’s future is worth the effort. Read More
Business Planning
October 8, 2013
United Fresh Offers Detailed Info On Government Shutdown Implications
As the federal government shutdown enters its second week, there are a number of important programs and federal government functions Read More
Business Planning
September 26, 2013
Report: Export Market For U.S. Tree Nuts Continues To Grow
The export market for U.S. almonds, walnuts, pistachios and pecans continued to grow in 2012, reaching $6 billion dollars and Read More
Business Planning
September 19, 2013
Challenging Opportunities For Agriculture Await
For those willing to take a risk, there is reward. Read More
Business Planning
September 15, 2013
Green Energy A Smart Business Move
Solar and wind energy is typically thought to be something confined to the Southwest and Western regions of the U.S. Read More
Paul Rusnak
Business Planning
September 11, 2013
Opinion: For Every Forecast, Take A Grain Of Salt
From weather to crop production, outlooks are intriguing and deceiving. Read More
Business Planning
August 22, 2013
2013 Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference Preview
The executive committee of the annual Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference has officially announced the dates for this year’s conference Read More
Business Planning
August 21, 2013
Food Safety Starts With Your Manual
It has been nearly three years since the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law. The new Produce Read More
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Business Planning
October 25, 2017
Matchmaking Made Easy for Land Owners an…
New website provides revenue potential for property holders. Read More
Business Planning
September 7, 2017
Make Failure Your Secret Weapon [Opinion…
Something this year's winner of American Vegetable Grower magazine’s Grower Achievement Award, Alan Jones, said really highlights why he and his wife, Leslie, are doing so well with their farm: “To be innovative, you have to be willing to fail.” Read More
Business Planning
July 11, 2017
Young Florida Farmers Ready to Take the …
As growers age, the next generation is stepping up and stepping into leadership roles on the farm. Read More
Business Planning
July 10, 2017
Farming for Online Sales Will Require Gr…
Modern agriculture might not be for everyone, but it’s here to stay. Embrace it. Read More
Business Planning
June 14, 2017
How Ready Pac Went from Near Bankruptcy …
The company's new CEO, Tony Sarsam, spoke at United Fresh's MKT Expo about how investing in staff, increasing communication, and reaching for the same goal can transform a business. Read More
Business Planning
March 22, 2017
How HortTech Is Solving Grower Challenge…
Dozens of tech companies are looking for solutions to real-world problems vegetable growers face. We take a look at what it could really mean for you and your business. Read More
Business Planning
February 15, 2017
Are Retailers Your New Competition?
Target will be following a trend that is already under way in Germany and China: offering shoppers greens that are grown right there in the store. Read More
Business Planning
November 17, 2016
Financial Flux Forcing Extra Groundwork …
With challenging issues afoot, it’s not too early to start thinking about policies and funding implications surrounding the next Farm Bill. Read More
Business Planning
September 19, 2016
American Agricultural Exports Could Feel…
Despite headwinds, the U.S. remains the most stable economy in the world. Read More
Business Planning
July 18, 2016
Financial Fortitude Key For Small Farm S…
Local threats like citrus greening create additional challenges for many of Florida's more modest enterprises. Read More
Business Planning
July 4, 2016
Climate Change: What’s Your Plan?
The changing climate affects all growers – but how it affects you and how much depends on where you are and what you grow. Read More
Business Planning
May 31, 2016
Don’t Let Technology Pass You By [Opinio…
Advancements in technology are ramping up at a rapid pace and if you want to compete at a high level, you need to decide when, not if, to make the move. Read More
Business Planning
February 27, 2016
You Have What The Ag Industry Wants
Make sure the next generation of vegetable growers have the training and skill level needed to get the job done. Read More
Business Planning
September 13, 2015
10 Tips To Help Deal With Financial Diff…
These 10 pointers are designed to prepare you financially for changes in the agricultural economy. Read More
Business Planning
August 31, 2015
Be Food Safety Recall-Ready [Opinion]
No one ever wants to make someone sick after consuming fresh produce, but in spite of the protocols in place, recallls happen and you must be prepared. Read More
Business Planning
June 30, 2015
Take Climate Change — Please [Opinion]
It’s a difficult issue because people tend to think of it in terms of something tangible — like the weather. Read More
Business Planning
August 8, 2014
How To Hire The Best Employees In 7 Step…
The success of your farm market business depends on finding the right people to fill your needs. Read More
Business Planning
August 1, 2014
How To Secure A Farm Loan
From written plans to balance sheets, there are steps you need to take before moving forward with finances. Read More