Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Lund warns of coming May rate spike

ORLANDO, Fla. — Truck rates could be headed sharply higher in early May, Kenny Lund told attendees of the National Watermelon Association convention on Feb 21.

Winn Dixie posts $1 million bond to obtain PACA license

Jacksonville Fla.-based Winn Dixie Stores Inc. has posted a $1 million surety bond with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, allowing the retailer to have an active Perishable Commodities Act license.

USDA drops 3 from $10.7 million Adams PACA case

Feb 21, 2020 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has dropped several members of the industry from a Perishables Agricultural Commodities Act against Adams Produce Co. LLC.
Feb 21, 2020 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA

Argentine pear program starts with bartletts on both coasts

Awe Sum Organics, Santa Cruz, Calif., started its pear program in Argentina in mid-February, with arrivals of bartletts on both coasts.

Truckload of broccoli with $18.5 million in drugs stopped

A load of fresh broccoli entering the U.S. at a Texas border entry was found to have almost $18.5 million worth of narcotics hidden in the trailer.

Apple volumes up for second month in a row

Lower retail prices for Honeycrisp apples helped fuel volume gains of 22% for the variety in January.

2/21/20 Daily Newsflash Roundup: USDA Actions, Endorsement & New Firms

Feb 21, 2020 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash
Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. post bond for PACA license. Latinotrading LLC & Morita Produce Co. have sanctions imposed by USDA. Jupiter Group, and Trinity Manufacturing Inc. are new companies to the Market, plus updates.
Feb 21, 2020 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash

USDA sets hearing on California walnut marketing order changes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has scheduled a public hearing for changes to the marketing order for California walnuts.

Stemilt video blog reveals apple retail trends

Lower retail prices for Honeycrisp apples helped fuel volume gains of 22% for the variety in January. That is one observation from Stemilt Growers latest episode of Fast Facts The Cast, available on YouTube

Exports of fresh potatoes rise in second half of 2019

Exports of fresh potatoes, which includes shipments destined for processing markets, saw a 9% increase in tonnage and almost 11% increase in value during the second half of 2019.

Whole Foods honors three produce companies

Braga Fresh Family Farms, Del Rey Avocado and Suntreat received recognition from Whole Foods as part of the retailer’s annual Supplier Awards program.

IFCO continues Sustainability Certificate program for customers

For the third year, IFCO Systems is offering grower and retailer customers who use the company’s reusable plastic containers a certificate noting its sustainability initiatives.