The International Mango Organization and International Pineapple Organization hired Patrick Kelly as the director of innovation, a new role for both groups.
Rio Rico Farms, Hermosillo, Mexico, which supplies Bridges Produce Inc., Portland, Ore., with organic vegetables, views social programs as a way to change workers’ lives on and off the farm.
The Alliance for Food and Farming has long advocated for the produce industry in spreading the word about the healthy attributes of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Natural Delights, Yuma, Ariz., is launching new packaging made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic for its dates.
Ryan Talley, co-owner and farm manager of Talley Farms, Arroyo Grande, Calif., is the new chairman of the board of directors at Western Growers.
Sakata Seed America, Morgan Hill, Calif., has hired Brian Just as sweet pepper lead and senior plant breeder.
Felipe Silva, general manager of Zurgroup, is the Chilean Blueberry Committee’s new president.
Church Brothers Farms, Salinas, Calif., has hired Grace Ho as vice president of food safety and quality.
TUBAC, Ariz. — The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas used to be a local organization, dealing with local problems for the importers when it was called the West Mexico Vegetable Distributors.