Chris Koger

Chris Koger

Sun World steps away from farming to focus on genetics

Sun World International LLC, Bakersfield, Calif., is selling its leased and owned farms to investors that have contracted with Sun Pacific, marketer of Cuties mandarins, to farm the table grape vineyards.

Edison Award for Food Freshness Card notes innovation

Accolades for the Food Freshness Card, which is promoted as a way for all steps of the supply chain to prolong shelf life, continue to pour in.

Cheryl Williams joins Bottomley Evergreens and Farms

Cheryl Williams has joined Bottomley Evergreens and Farms, Ennice, N.C., as director of produce sales and procurement.

Leonard Pike, Texas onion developer, receives lifetime award

Leonard Pike, pioneer of the Texas 1015 sweet onion and inaugural director of Texas A&M University’s Vegetable Improvement Center, has been posthumously honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

JBT to acquire tray-sealing company Proseal

JBT Corp., Chicago, is purchasing United Kingdom-based Proseal, which specializes in tray sealing technology for the produce and other industries.

JBT to acquire tray-sealing company Proseal

JBT Corp., Chicago, is purchasing United Kingdom-based Proseal, which specializes in tray sealing technology for the produce and other industries.

Avocado Quality Meter recieves accuracy upgrades

Felix Instruments, Camas Wash., has made upgrades to its Avocado Quality Meter.
May 06, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Avocados

Christopher Valadez to serve on Calif. ag. board

Christopher Valadez, the new president of the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California, Salinas, has been appointed to the California State Board of Food and Agriculture’s board of directors.
May 06, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #People

Produce safety symposium features look at romaine outbreak

The Center for Produce Safety’s 2019 Research Symposium is focusing on the biggest food safety issue the industry has faced in the past year with a two-part session, “Perspectives on the 2018 Romaine Outbreaks.”

Wholesum, partners pitch in on Fair Trade school project

Wholesum, Amado, Ariz., recently celebrated its work during National Volunteer Month, completing its third Fair Trade project.