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Produce groups receive $ millions to offset tariffs, trade barriers

The USDA named 49 recipients of Agricultural Trade Promotion funds — designed to spur new export markets for growers hurt by tariffs and other trade disruptions — including 11 produce industry groups.
Jul 19, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Exports, #USDA, #China

Packer Insight — H-2A, cotton candy grapes and yellow dragon fruit

Tom Karst joins Ashley Nickle to discuss news of the week, from the latest developments on the H-2A immigration program to updates on some specialty produce items that shoppers will be eyeing.

FDA considers ‘regulatory actions’ against papaya distributor

In response to a distributor’s refusal to recall Mexican papayas implicated in a salmonella outbreak, the Food and Drug Administration has alerted all of its customers and is pursuing other actions.

7/19/19 Daily Newsflash Roundup: New Companies to the Market & Updates

En Divina Luz and Supermercados Maximo Inc are new companies to the Market. CDS Distributing Inc, Columbia Fruit Packers Inc, Fagerberg Produce Co Inc, Southern Corporate Packers Inc & Steimilt Growers LLC have updates.
Jul 19, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash

Matt Reus joins Arable Capital Partners

Arable Capital Partners has hired Matt Reus as a vice president in the Bellevue, Wash., office.

Interim tree fruit center named at Washington State University

Washington State University professor and horticulturalist Kate Evans is the interim director of the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center.