Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Import share of fresh vegetables continues to climb

The latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that the import share of the U.S. fresh vegetable supply continues to rise.

Time to reverse farm labor decline, group says

Apr 12, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Labor
A decline of more than 325,000 U.S. farm workers over the past five years highlights the need to brings changes to farm labor laws, according to a grower’s group.
Apr 12, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Labor

Watermelon season heating up

Apr 12, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce Crops, #Watermelons
Though prices were high in early April, seasonally increasing supplies of watermelon are on tap through the summer months.
Apr 12, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce Crops, #Watermelons

California cherry growers look to bounce back from 2018

California cherry grower-shippers say they’re expecting bigger volumes in 2019 than a year earlie

Industry wary of growing delays at border

With the Trump administration shifting some federal employees away from the border to deal with increased illegal immigration, commercial shipments of produce from Mexico are taking longer to cross into the U.S.

Butterfly buys Bolthouse Farms from Campbell Soup

A Los Angeles private equity firm is acquiring Bolthouse Farms from Campbell Soup Co. for $510 million.

Taylor Farms buys Earthbound Farm from Danone

Taylor Farms, Salinas, Calif., has purchased Earthbound Farm from France-based Danone SA.

Pacific Trellis poised to move more Mexican grapes

As the Mexican grape season begins, importers will be seeing an expected 22-million carton crop this season, a one-third increase from last season.

Wonderful Pistachios event educates on plant-based diets

Wonderful Pistachios is hosting a plant-based event on nutrition, culinary applications and leadership dialogue.

Christopher Valadez to lead Salinas grower-shipper group

Christopher Valadez is the new president of the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California, Salinas.