Chris Koger

Chris Koger

PMA hires Dan Stark as chief content officer

The Produce Marketing Association has hired Dan Stark as chief content officer, a new position designed to enhance the value of content and education from the organization.
Feb 05, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PMA, #People

United Fresh leadership program applications sought

The United Fresh Produce Industry Leadership Program is accepting applications for its 25th class.

Big Idaho Potato Truck tour ends 7th season

The Big Idaho Potato Truck has finished another season on the road, traveling more than 40,000 miles and participating in almost 70 events in 2018.

USDA awards trade promotion funds to fight tariffs

About two dozen fresh produce and nut companies are recipients of funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s $200 million Agricultural Trade Promotion Program, to alleviate the effects of tariffs on exports.
Feb 01, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #USDA, #Exports, #Mexico, #China

Blueberry council seek new member nominations

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council is seeking nominees to fill 26 of the 40 seats available on the council.

Sustainability trend boosts StePac films in U.S.

Packaging company StePac, Tefen, Israel, has changed its Xtend films so they’re compatible with automated bulk and retail packing lines.

Westfalia plant signals rise of Colombian avocado exports

South African fruit company Westfalia Fruit’s Colombia division has a new avocado processing facility in Sonson, Antioquia, Colombia.

Chef Ethan Stowell tours Stemilt facilities

Stemilt Growers’ spokesman chef, Ethan Stowell, recently visited the company’s Fresh Center headquarters in Wenatchee, Wash.

Limoneira opens sales office in Vietnam

Limoneira Co., Santa Paula, Calif., has opened a Southeast Asia Regional Sales office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Covilli Fair Trade program funds Mexican clinic

Sales of Covilli Brand Organics Fair Trade vegetables has funded the Nuchi Sansekan Health Clinic in Triunfo de Santa Rosa, Guaymas, in the Mexican state of Sonora.