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Red Sun brings home trophy in United Way charity event

Red Sun Farms, Kingsville, Ontario, highlighted its Sweetpops tomatoes and Sweetpeps peppers at a recent United Way fundraiser that pairs local greenhouses with a chef and local student.

Trucks in good supply, rates stable

While produce shipments from South Carolina encountered a slight shortage of trucks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s June 26 truck rate report found adequate to surplus conditions in other shipping districts.

Music City: 2018 watermelon convention hits high note

Attendees of the 2018 National Watermelon Association Convention in Nashville were treated to unique Nashville experiences, with planners integrating the city’s brand throughout the event.

California pear suppliers expect good volume this year

California pear grower-shippers say they anticipate ample supplies of fruit, although the first promotable volumes likely will be a bit late during the 2019 season.

Florida pushes back on import mamey

Florida specialty fruit growers are pushing back against the possible importation of mamey sapote from Mexico.

RFG adds Nancy Johnston as VP of produce procurement

Renaissance Food Group (RFG), Rancho Cordova, Calif., has hired Nancy Johnston as vice president of produce procurement.