Chris Koger

Chris Koger

Asparagus season in Michigan starts, peak hits Memorial Day

Michigan asparagus season has started, following a cool spring that gave growers some extra time to prepare fields.

Western Growers hires Eric Trost for insurance services group

Western Growers, Irvine, Calif., has hired Eric Trost as vice president of employee benefits for the Insurance Services group.

Domex Superfresh Growers’ Bob Kershaw remembered

Robert “Bob” Chester Kershaw, a founder of Domex Superfresh Growers, Yakima, Wash., has died. He was 81.

LeMay succeeds Radanovich at CFFA

Ian LeMay is the new president of the California Fresh Fruit Association, Fresno.

Mike Bradley joins Produce Alliance as COO

Produce Alliance, Chicago, has hired Mike Bradley as chief operating officer.

Crawford Packaging to open Valdosta, Ga., facility

Crawford Packaging, London, Ontario, is expanding in the U.S., with a new warehouse in Valdosta, Ga.

Spring lamb BBQ raises funds for cancer research

Sixty years ago, John Moncovich and his friends planned a barbecue with some friends in the Watsonville, Calif., area to raise some funds for charity.

Monterey Mushroom’s transport division sports new name

Monterey Mushroom’s transportation division, which provides regional and national less-than-truckload shipping for fresh produce, has a new name: Premier Refrigerated Transport LLC.

New round of tariffs on fruit, vegetables from China

The U.S. slapped 25% tariffs on a number of fruit and vegetable imports from China, from cauliflower to garlic and certain berries.

It’s official: Commerce’s decision on Mexican tomatoes

The Department of Commerce’s official notice on its termination of a tomato suspension agreement with Mexico is scheduled to be published May 13.