W(H)ITHER COMMODITY BOARDS?

Like the rest of the produce industry, commodity boards representing specific fruits and vegetables have been forced to re-examine their relevancy in a business that's quickly becoming globally based and increasingly sophisticated.The court decision earlier this year that effectively shuttered the Washington Apple Commission is serving as a wake-up call for other such boards to update their charters,

Like the rest of the produce industry, commodity boards representing specific fruits and vegetables have been forced to re-examine their relevancy in a business that's quickly becoming globally based and increasingly sophisticated.

The court decision earlier this year that effectively shuttered the Washington Apple Commission is serving as a wake-up call for other such boards to update their charters, by-laws and programs, retailers and industry representatives told SN.

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