Welcome to Episode 10! Our guests today are Shay Myer of Owyhee Produce, Michael Chavez of Golden Star Citrus, and Brent Erenwert of Brothers Produce. You might know these guys as they are not shy to the show and have been on a couple times already. In this episode we chat with each of them individually about the current awarded $1.2 Billion in the Produce Box Deal for Farmers to Families. Is this program FRUITFUL or FEARFUL for the small farmer and business owner? There are companies on this bid that got awarded from catering, travel agencies, to companies that dont have websites, cold storages, food safety programs and more. There were still many organizations that were reputable and rewarded which is great to see, but it seems like someone pressed the auto-fill button on the rest. Here from this group of industry leaders that will provide answers and solutions on how to move forward. We also have a shout-out to Tom Stenzel, President of United Fresh Produce Association for stepping up to the USDA and asking great questions!
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