Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Inspection provision in Mexico tomato deal draws critics

The relief of reaching a new  tomato suspension agreement between Mexican tomato growers and the Department of Commerce has come with misgivings about the effect of mandatory inspections at the border.

Packer Interview - Joel Nelsen CCM Aug. 21

Aug 22, 2019 by Tom Karst #Video, #Produce (General), #Citrus, #USDA
The Packer’s Tom Karst visits with Joel Nelsen, strategic advisor for California Citrus Mutual, about citrus issues in an Aug. 21 interview.

Aug 22, 2019 by Tom Karst #Video, #Produce (General), #Citrus, #USDA

FDA releases Arizona romaine sampling results

A Food and Drug Administration program that tested numerous romaine samples from Yuma, Ariz., found just one E. coli sample, which was non-pathogenic.

Nothing new under the sun? Not so fast, my friend

“There is nothing new under the sun,” the writer of Ecclesiastes says.

SweeTango harvest underway

Aug 21, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples
The 2019 SweeTango apple harvest has begun and first reports are two thumbs up.
Aug 21, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Wish Farms and Feeding America celebrate successful campaign

Plant City, Fla.- based Wish Farms is celebrating a successful “Superhero Summer” Instagram campaign in partner with Feeding America.

United Fresh names 2019 Family Business Scholarship winners

United Fresh Produce Association has announced three recipients of the 2019 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarships.

Organic mango category inches upward at retail

An estimated 10% of mangoes are organically grown, but many U.S. importers say the category so far does not make up a large part of their volume.

Stemilt Rave road trip underway

Stemilt Growers has begun its first road trip to promote the Rave apple variety.

8/21/19 Daily Newsflash Roundup: Surety Bonds Posted, New Firms & More

Aug 21, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash
Ventura Produce has posted a $35,000 Surety Bond with USDA. Rain Forest Produce Inc. has posted a $300,000 Employment Surety Bond with USDA.
Gallmeyer Farms, MegaMex and TVA Logistics Inc. are new firms to the Market.
Aug 21, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash