Thursday, August 28, 2008

Expectations for the tropical fruit season

Excerpts from an article in the September - October 2008 edition of this Dade County Farm Bureau publication.

Craig Wheeling, CEO at Brooks Tropicals, said that they are 32% ahead of last year on revenue paid to growers.

"It's hard to get revenue increases to offset increases in production costs" he said, adding that the carambola market was very steady.

Wheeling was proud to report that Brooks just received an 97% and an 99% on a food safety audit done by an independent third-party food safety auditor.