Monthly Shipping and Marketing Report | December 2019
USDA Announces Mushroom Council Appointments (2020-2022 term)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the appointment of three members to serve on the Mushroom Council. The appointees will serve three-year terms from Jan. 1, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2022.
Members appointed are:
- Edward M. Wuensch III, Gonzales, Texas – Representing Region 1 – Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farm
- M. Fletcher Street, Olympia, Wash. – Representing Region 1 – Ostrom Mushroom Farms
- Mark Moran, Kennett Square, Pa. – Representing Region 2 – Kaolin/SouthMill Champs
The nine-member council is comprised of eight domestic growers and one importer. The members represent four regions: three domestic growers are from all states other than California and Pennsylvania (Region 1); four domestic growers are from Pennsylvania (Region 2); one domestic grower is from California (Region 3) and the importer represents Region 4. Council members are nominated by their peers and appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture.
- The next Council meeting will take place on February 20, 2020 in Scottsdale, AZ. If you would like to attend, please reach out to Cheryl@mushroomcouncil.org.
To see current charts, click here.
The Month Ahead
- The theme for social media in December is “Holiday Help from Mushrooms.” Find sample content here and graphics here.
Highlights from November
- The Council hosted an industry webinar to introduce Q1 and Q2 materials and events. If you were unable to join, you can download a recording of the webinar here.
Tracker Highlights – Period ending 10/06/2019
Spotlight – Notable and Newsworthy
- In the 4-weeks – Cremini, Specialty and Value-added mushrooms showed growth
- In the 52-weeks – Organic mushrooms drove growth for the 52-week period
*IRI/FreshLook Data provided by Fusion Marketing