Production falls amid low prices

Even as coffee consumption grows in Thailand each year, the country remains a net coffee importer. Several coffee growers have shifted to other lucrative plants such as rubber and oil palm because of their higher market prices. Varri Sodprasert, president of the Thai Coffee Association, said Thailand’s coffee production has dropped continuously the last...

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Expert urges farmers to take lead on food safety

DENVER (AP) — A food safety expert told Colorado farmers Thursday that last year’s deadly listeria outbreak traced to Colorado cantaloupe proved that they cannot rely on third-party inspections to guarantee their produce is safe. MORE: Listeria-linked cantaloupe farm had rated high in audit STORY: FDA cites dirty equipment in deadly cantaloupe outbreak Larry...

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