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Produce Market Guide News

The Packer's top 5 commodities of 2019

Which commodities made the list of The Packer's most searched in 2019?

12/13/19 Daily Newsflash Roundup: New Companies to Market & Updates

Dec 13, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash
Galaviz, Mtn View Nursery, Samuel O Nolt, Timothy Zimmerman, and Tuscarora Organic Growers Cooperative are new companies to the Market. Choice Food Group, Savor Brands Inc and others have updates.
Dec 13, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash

Global ag company buys Vidalia’s Generation Farms

Dec 13, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Onions, #Georgia
Optimum Agriculture has purchased Vidalia onion grower-shipper Generations Farms LLC, along with almost 5,600 acres of land and packing/processing facilities.

Dec 13, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Onions, #Georgia

USDA sanctions California, Virginia companies under PACA

Dec 13, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on California and Virginia businesses under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.
Dec 13, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA

New Hunts Point Produce Market logo points to fresh vision

The Hunts Point Produce Market has a bright new logo to go along with a new era of leadership and fresh outlook of its place in the marketplace.

Vandervoet & Associates Inc. adds valencia oranges

Vandervoet & Associates Inc. will have valencia oranges from northwest Mexico for the first time this year, starting with early varieties in January and then regular valencias in late winter/early spring.

C.H. Robinson promotes Michael Castagnetto to president

C.H. Robinson, Eden Prairie, Minn., has promoted Michael Castagnetto to president of Robinson Fresh.

Food safety forces change

1995 - 2019: Outbreak events drive data-driven traceability initiatives

Three E. coli outbreaks have a Salinas romaine grower in common

Traceback investigations into three concurrent E. coli outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce from the Salinas, Calif., area, has led to one common grower.

Oppenheimer has organic options

The Oppenheimer Group is always working on new and innovative opportunities, said Aaron Quon, executive category director of greenhouse.

Dispute over man’s status in Allens PACA case continues

Dec 12, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA
A man who the U.S. Department of Agriculture ruled was “responsibly connected” to a business in a case involving $9.8 million in unpaid produce purchases continues to challenge the decision.
Dec 12, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA

There’s nothing like mushrooms for the holidays, Monterey says

Watsonville, Calif.-based Monterey Mushrooms has a new e-cookbook designed to help home cooks freshen up their holiday menus with plant-based recipes for appetizers, sides and beverages.