Food, friends, fellowship and faith are the elements that bring us together this time of the year and always. Likewise, at the same time, one or more of these can divide us. Food and water are the essence of our existence. While 2024 food and ag trends may not be top of mind during our holiday discussions, they do set the stage for what we grow, how we grow it and what may appear on our tables in the coming year. Please take a few minutes to read my insights on what lies ahead for us. And for a refresher to take the “guesswork” out of food choices, see what food labels really tell us. Happy Holidays to all! Read this final issue of 2023.