Chris Koger

Chris Koger

Good Foods hires Maria Nakasone as brand manager

Good Foods, Pleasant Prairie, Wis., has hired Maria Nakasone as brand manager
Jul 30, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #People

Paul Scheid joins Ocean mist as VP of production

Ocean Mist Farms has hired Paul Scheid as vice president of production.

HPL-Apollo celebrates 10th anniversary

HPL-Apollo is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Commerce sets preliminary dumping margin of 25% on Mexican tomatoes

The Department of Commerce has announced a preliminary dumping margin of 25.28% on Mexican tomato imports following its investigation whether tomatoes from Mexico are being dumped into the U.S.

Stemilt’s Moon cherries carry ‘mystical’ consumer message

Stemilt Growers is going to the moon to promote its next cherry harvest, which starts in August.

Steinbeck changes marketing identity to Nature’s Reward

Steinbeck Country Produce, Salinas, Calif., is changing its marketing identity to Nature’s Reward to capitalize on consumer brand recognition, and has a new website design.

UPDATED: Shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival kills 3

Police are investigating a shooting that has left three people dead at the 41st annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, including a 6-year-old boy.

USDA lays out plan for growers hit by tariffs, trade barriers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to purchase up to $236.6 million of fresh fruits and vegetables through one of three programs designed to help growers affected by tariffs and trade barriers.
Jul 29, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #USDA, #Trade, #China

California seeks small grower information for FSMA compliance

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is alerting 8,000 growers designated as “small/very small” by the FSMA of their obligations to follow the law, and when those obligations start.

Felix Instruments introduces Mango Quality Meter

Felix Instruments is introducing the Mango Quality Meter, which measures dry matter and Brix in seconds without the need to destroy the fruit in the process.