08.12.19 MUSHROOM GROWERS FACING RISING COSTS
Avondale, PA, August 12, 2019 -- U.S. mushroom growers are facing rising costs due to climate volatility, continued labor issues, changes in consumer preferences, transportation expenses, and more, just as the industry is preparing for its busy fall holiday season when mushroom demand increases 30%-40%, according to the American Mushroom Institute.
Avondale, PA, May 30, 2019 – Mushroom farmers and their communities rolled out the red carpet today to host the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who sat down with mushroom industry leaders and other agricultural sectors to discuss issues affecting their operations, American Mushroom Institute (AMI) announced today.
Avondale, PA, April 18, 2019 – Growing mushrooms is a mystery to most people. Because they are grown in indoor growing houses, you don’t see them in field. But this growing process is just part of what makes mushrooms one of the most sustainable foods.
Avondale, PA, March 14, 2019 – Those small button mushrooms in the produce aisle pack a big economic punch, according to a report released today by the American Mushroom Institute. The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the Mushroom Industry report shows the U.S. mushroom industry has an economic impact of $3.1 billion, through sales of mushrooms, supplies and other indirect spending. The report coincides with National Agriculture Day designed in part to highlight the significant role agriculture plays in maintaining a strong economy.
Avondale, PA, Feb. 11, 2019 – Hundreds of mushroom industry growers, business leaders and researchers will gather in Orlando, Florida, February 14-16, for the 25th North American Mushroom Conference (NAMC). The conference brings together industry stakeholders from North America and around the world for discussions and educational sessions on issues affecting the industry. This year’s theme, Growing a Brighter Future, highlights innovations and advances in the industry and what mushroom businesses can expect in the future.
Avondale, PA, February 4, 2019 – The American Mushroom Institute (AMI) has hired Rachel Roberts as Executive Director, the association announced today.
Roberts comes to the association with 20 years of experience in policy consulting, government and nonprofit management and enjoys connecting business leaders, elected officials and community leaders.
Avondale, PA, January 7, 2019 – Did you know that mushroom farmers are considered the “original recyclers” due to their use of the byproducts of other commodities during the mushroom farming process? While today’s mushroom farms are highly technical operations, mushroom production includes reprocessed materials and repurposed ingredients, making mushroom farmers leaders in agriculture recycling.
Avondale, PA, January 4, 2019 – Southeast Pennsylvania is known as the ‘Mushroom Capital of the World,” where the largest concentration of mushrooms farms in the country operate. These 53 farms produce nearly two-thirds of all the common button mushrooms grown in the United States, and last year produced more than 570 million pounds of mushrooms with a farm gate value of $575 million, according to the Mushroom Farmers of Pennsylvania (MFPA).
Avondale, PA, January 3, 2019 – The economic impact of the mushroom industry in the state of Pennsylvania is $1.1 billion, according to a new report released by the Mushroom Farmers of Pennsylvania (MFPA). The report, authored by Econsult Solutions, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, measures the economic impact of the mushroom industry in Pennsylvania and nationally.