Chris Koger

Chris Koger

USDA clarifies California organic certification requirements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program recently clarified updated regulations in California to allow certifiers to issue approval faster.

Learn from the United Fresh LIVE! booth award winners

The United Fresh Produce Association is highlighting the best ideas used by virtual booth exhibitors at the recent United Fresh LIVE! event.

Scott Mathews joins iFoodDS as CEO

Scott Mathews is the new CEO of iFoodDecisionSciences, and Diane Wetherington has been appointed executive chairwoman of the board.

USDA announces new Farmer to Families Food Box contracts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $512 million for fresh produce purchases through renewed contracts to companies packing and distributing in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

California Prune Board forecasts 68K-ton crop

The California Prune Board, Roseville, reports the industry is projecting this year’s crop will be no larger than 68,000 metric tons.

Sun World enforces proprietary grape rights in Australia

Sun World International LLC, Palm Desert, Calif., has reached a settlement with one of its licensed growers in Australian in a dispute involving Sun World’s proprietary grape varieties.

Hass Avocado Board tools show opportunities across the U.S.

The Hass Avocado Board has released a new tool to help merchandizers prioritize potential opportunities in 45 U.S. markets.

Robinson Fresh distributes Apeel limes to Wakefern stores

Apeel Sciences, Santa Barbara, Calif., is expanding distribution of limes treated to extend shelf life through Robinson Fresh.

IFG grapes and their whimsical names: Bepob, Quip, Rugby

International Fruit Genetics, Bakersfield, Calif., is adding six grape varieties with unique flavors and shapes to its lineup.

Certis USA donates for HLB research

Biopesticides company Certis USA has donated another $20,000 to the Citrus Research and Development Foundation Inc., to help in its research on huanglongbing.