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Produce Market Guide News

Spring lamb BBQ raises funds for cancer research

Sixty years ago, John Moncovich and his friends planned a barbecue with some friends in the Watsonville, Calif., area to raise some funds for charity.

Monterey Mushroom’s transport division sports new name

Monterey Mushroom’s transportation division, which provides regional and national less-than-truckload shipping for fresh produce, has a new name: Premier Refrigerated Transport LLC.

Tomatoes: Fruit or vegetable?

“Well, you know, a tomato is actually a fruit, not a vegetable.”

Meg Buchsbaum joins National Mango Board

PALM SPRINGS — Meg Buchsbaum, most recently the national produce merchandiser for C&S Wholesale Grocers, is now the retail account manager on the East Coast for the National Mango Board.

New round of tariffs on fruit, vegetables from China

The U.S. slapped 25% tariffs on a number of fruit and vegetable imports from China, from cauliflower to garlic and certain berries.

Blueberry growers adapt to weather issues

Hardships born from a big freeze in 2016 have inspired Georgia’s blueberry industry to invest in some protective technology so growers don’t get frozen out of the market again. 

5/10/19 Daily Newsflash Roundup: USDA Sanctions and Endorsements

May 10, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash
The USDA sanctions firms in AZ, CA, MD, NY & TX for failing to pay seller for produce. F & S Produce Co Inc, H Mart Houston Inc, M & M Farm Inc, and Wholesale Produce Supply LLC, have been Endorsed.
May 10, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash

Onion marketers say supplies to be tight into summer

An onion shortage may bring tears to the eyes of retailers and consumers, but it also appears to be setting up a strong market going into the summer months, suppliers say.

It’s official: Commerce’s decision on Mexican tomatoes

The Department of Commerce’s official notice on its termination of a tomato suspension agreement with Mexico is scheduled to be published May 13.

PSSI promotes Monty Christenberry to senior leadership

Packers Sanitation Services Inc. (PSSI), Kieler, Wis., has appointed Monty Christenberry as senior vice president of the central region.