Buying American

Growers ask retailers to buy US Canned fruit

Retailers that promote locally grown goods but stock store shelves with imported canned peaches leave a bad taste in the mouths of California peach growers, who have seen their market share eroded by an influx of subsidized low-priced imports.

Peach Growers want Food Retailers to sell US Products

More and more food retailers are promoting locally grown and sourced, yet they still import many low-cost canned products from China and other countries.California peach growers want to see their U.S. grown products on store shelves instead.

Our Children and Farmers Deserve the Best from School Feeding Programs

The two coequal goals of the original National School Lunch Act were to provide nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day AND to support U.S. farmers and ranchers. However, in the ensuing 71 years it appears that the second coequal goal of supporting U.S. farmers and ranchers has increasingly been lost as more schools look to purchase lower cost foreign-sourced food products.