Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Artist Ricardo Cavolo and Chiquita banana stickers

Throughout December, Chiquita Brands International is unveiling new banana sticker designs from Spanish illustrator and fashion designer Ricardo Cavolo.

Mushroom Blend growing fast for colleges

The mushroom and meat blend trend is taking firm hold at campus eateries.

Maine Farmers Exchange touts state’s advantage

Maine possesses unique qualities that enhance the state’s potato crop.

Research looks at canal sediment-pathogen risks

University of Arizona research funded by the Center for Produce Safety is seeking to discover the extent of pathogens in irrigation canals in the Southwest U.S. and how produce growers should respond to that risk.

Loblaw issues recall on President’s Choice brand coleslaw

Loblaw Companies Ltd. on Dec. 3 recalled selected lots of President’s Choice brand coleslaw due to possible salmonella contamination.

Zespri to market red kiwifruit

The Zespri Board said in a news release the marketer has decided to commercialize a red kiwifruit variety for New Zealand growers.    

Sterling-Rice Group tabbed to lead blueberry council foodservice work

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council has contracted with the Sterling-Rice Group to lead its integrated foodservice marketing and promotional activities for the council and the blueberry industry.

Director of trade policy hired by California Table Grape Commission

The Fresno, Calif.-based California Table Grape Commission has hired Jodi Devaurs as director of trade policy.

Bank of America finances growth for Little Leaf Farms

Devens, Mass.-based greenhouse grower Little Leaf Farms is entering expansion mode with the help of nearly $40 million from Bank of America.

USDA expands citrus quarantine in Texas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is expanding the area quarantined for citrus greening in Texas,