Letters to the “Pundit”
An important part of the content of Jim Prevor’s Perishable Pundit is provided by industry members and observers who engage with the “Pundit” by contributing information, analysis, commentary and photography on a multitude of issues of industry concern.
The engagement is immense, sustained and consistent. Jim Prevor personally selects letters to run and comment upon from far more input than could possibly be used.
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However the value of this engagement is so vast and the contributors so prominent — including industry members from every business sector and every continent, save Antarctica, plus a roster of writers including university professors, government officials, lawyers, association leaders, on and on — that we thought it useful to offer a compendium of these contributions in one place. Please note this archive only includes letters we have elected to publish.
We’ve actually divided the letters into two parts.
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Pundit Letters (Identity Protected)
TAGS: grower, shipper buyer, volume, retail, inputs, weather, harvest, pack, land, Perishable Pundit, Jim Prevor
SEA CHANGE IN SELLING PRODUCE: Do Buyers Know How To Navigate In A Seller’s Market? shares how we recently wrote a column in Pundit sister publication, PRODUCE BUSINESS, that we titled The Produce World of 2016: Power Shifts To Producers. After years of hearing of producers being kicked around, the tables are turning. One big producer sent a gleeful note after reading the column. The old ways of buying and selling have to change. 2/3/2016