Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Ryan Talley starts new role as Western Growers’ board chairman

Ryan Talley, co-owner and farm manager of Talley Farms, Arroyo Grande, Calif., is the new chairman of the board of directors at Western Growers.

Sakata Seed America hires Brian Just as senior plant breeder

Sakata Seed America, Morgan Hill, Calif., has hired Brian Just as sweet pepper lead and senior plant breeder.

Chilean Blueberry Committee names Felipe Silva president

Felipe Silva, general manager of Zurgroup, is the Chilean Blueberry Committee’s new president.

Church Brothers hires Grace Ho as VP of food safety, quality

Church Brothers Farms, Salinas, Calif., has hired Grace Ho as vice president of food safety and quality.

Tradeshows: How to increase exhibitors’ ROI

The latest Packer poll, “What element of tradeshows do you find the most useful?” helped gain insight into the tradeshow industry and how to best increase exhibitors’ return on investment (ROI).

Chuck Ciruli Jr. named Pillar of the FPAA at annual gala

TUBAC, Ariz. — The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas used to be a local organization, dealing with local problems for the importers when it was called the West Mexico Vegetable Distributors.

11/11/19 Daily Newsflash Roundup: Endorsement, New Companies & Updates

Nov 11, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash
Talayote Group Inc., has been Endorsed. Kreyol Passion, Raspberry Hill Farm, Sam Bender, Schantz Orchards and Vaccaro & Sons Produce are new companies to the Market. Combs Wholesale Produce Company & others have updates.
Nov 11, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash

‘Driver’s hours matter’ detention reported released

With the advent of the electronic logging device mandate, time is replacing mileage as an indicator of truck rate values, according to a new report.

Bob Nunes co-founder of The Nunes Co., remembered

Frank Robert “Bob” Nunes, who founded The Nunes Co. in 1976 with his brother Tom, has died.

Packer 25 — Nick Dulcich

Nick Dulcich got his start working on the family farm in McFarland, Calif. He still works there, but his job description and his perspective on the produce industry have evolved over the years.