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Produce Market Guide News

Benson Hill Biosystems hires COO

Jun 21, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #People
St. Louis, Mo.-based crop improvement company Benson Hill Biosystems has hired food industry veteran Chris Wilkins as chief operating officer.
Jun 21, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #People

DeLauro again pushes for single food safety agency

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, an outspoke critic of food industries in response to outbreaks, is again calling for a single federal food safety agency.

Bounty of berries available this summer, growers say

Consumers looking for berries to enhance their picnics or barbecues this summer won’t be disappointed.

6/21/19 Daily Newsflash Roundup: New companies to the market & updates

Jun 21, 2019 by Celina Fisher #Newsflash
Aboubaker, C & S Farms, and Hankerson Brokerage Inc are new companies to the market. G & D Produces Inc, Papa Sprout Inc and Verfruco Foods Inc have updates.
Jun 21, 2019 by Celina Fisher #Newsflash

Drought likely to give New Zealand Envys opportunity in apple market

Look for a lot of Envys from New Zealand during the summer apple season in 2019, said David Nelley, apple category director for Vancouver, British Columbia-based The Oppenheimer Group.

Gold kiwifruit takes off

Kiwifruit operates on a “gold” standard these days, and that’s good for business, marketers of fruit from New Zealand say.

People still matter

I remember sitting around the sales desk in the afternoon as we were reflecting on the day, and hearing “old-timers” talking about “how it used to be.” Now, I think I am one of them.

PACA: Southern Produce Distributors owes $3.49 million

The USDA has filed an administrative complaint against sweet potato company Southern Produce Distributors, Faison, N.C., alleging the company failed to pay $3.49 million to produce sellers.

Wayne Bailey Produce named in $8.1 million PACA complaint

Sweet potato grower-shipper Wayne Bailey Produce Co LLC, which closed after 85 years this spring, left creditors with more than $8.1 million in unpaid debt, according to the USDA.

The Ultimate Cherry line starts season at Stemilt

Dubbed the Ultimate Cherry line, Stemilt Growers’ massive new high-tech packing line in Wenatchee, Wash., has 32 lanes that use cameras to sort and size the fruit.