Ag News: STEM Jobs in Agriculture
**Western Growers has released a Careers in Ag Job Center for careers related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics in agriculture, that aims to promote STEM jobs in the produce industry.
Western Growers president Tom Nassif tells thepacker.com, “Agriculture is no longer just cows and plows,” adding “As innovation and technological development within our industry continues to boom, hundreds of new STEM jobs are created annually.”
Employers and job candidates can create profiles and connect through a job board platform, at agjobboard.com.
**According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Mexican tomatoes are being dumped into the U.S. market with a preliminary average dumping margin of 25.28%, a claim that Mexico denies.
Agrimarketing.com reports, since 1994, USDA numbers show tomato imports into the U.S. have increased from just 20 percent of the market to 60 percent by 2017, with Mexico accounting for 90 percent of those imports.
The U.S. market share for American farmers has fallen from 80 to 40%, forcing hundreds of growers out of business.
**Beyond Meat reported what traders are calling mixed news in its second-quarter earnings last week for its plant-based meat substitute.
According to agweb.com, Wall Street analysts expected a loss of 8 cents per share, but the company reported a loss of 24 cents per share. Second quarter revenue, however, was better than expected, $67.3 million vs. expectations of $52.7 million.