Chris Koger

Chris Koger

CMI’s Daisy Girl branded apples see surge  in production

CMI Orchards is expecting big growth in the Daisy Girl Organics brand this season, with volumes projected to increase 67% over the past season.

Alsum Farms & Produce celebrates 45 years

To celebrate its 45th year in business, Alsum Farms & Produce Inc., Friesland, Wis., hosted a get-together.

Aug 27, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Potatoes

Pro golfer Joaquin Niemann hired as Chilean avocado spokesman

Professional golfer Joaquin Niemann is taking on the role of ambassador to Avocados from Chile, celebrating his Chilean roots in Chilean Avocado Importers Association marketing programs.
Aug 27, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Chile, #Avocados

High markets make lemons a sweet target for theft

A Los Angeles man has been arrested for allegedly stealing 800 pounds of lemons near Thermal, Calif.

Which apple is expected to dethrone No. 1 red delicious?

Red delicious, once the shining example of how an apple should look, most likely will lose its No. 1 spot as the most-produced U.S. apple, to the gala variety.

JOH hires Andy Dykstra for Michigan office sales role

JOH has hired Andy Dykstra as an account manager in the company’s Grand Rapids, Mich., office.

Mushrooms break sales records across the board

While overall production of mushrooms in the U.S. was slightly down in the 2017-18 season, sales hit an all-time high for the crop, at $1.23 billion, buoyed by per-pound increases across the board.

Brazil’s Argofruta licensed to market Sun World grapes

Brazilian grape grower Argofruta will grow Sun World’s proprietary varieties under a new licensing agreement.

Naturipe joins blockchain initiative

Berry company Naturipe Farms, Salinas, Calif., is joining a group of food companies using blockchain technology to improve food safety and cut waste.

Misionero’s organic line moves to new packaging

Misionero Vegetables, Gonzales, Calif., is packing it Earth Greens organic line into packaging that uses less plastic and features a peel and reseal lid.