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Italian SunGolds extend Zespri’s kiwifruit season

As Zespri kiwifruit celebrates a successful consumer campaign, the company is expanding availability of its SunGold variety.

Avocados From Mexico returns to the Super Bowl

Avocados From Mexico returns to the gridiron again with its fifth Super Bowl ad, a 30-second commercial with an “Always Worth It” theme.

McInerney to retire from Western Growers in March

With a career spanning more than 40 years, Western Growers executive Matt McInerney plans to retire in March.

Val Verde Vegetable Co. boosts Mexican onions

McAllen, Texas-based Val Verde Vegetable Co. Inc. is growing its Mexico onion program, said Kurt Schuster, vice president of Mexico and finance.

USDA lowers Florida orange estimate slightly

The U.S. Department of Agriculture adjusted its estimate for the Florida orange crop to 77 million boxes, down 3% from October.

Grow Farms Texas expands peppers, cucumbers

Donna, Texas-based Grow Farms Texas LLC is working on expanding its green bell peppers and cucumbers to year-round availability, said Tommy Wilkins, director of sales and business development.

Dole Food HQ expected to reopen after fire evacuation

The massive Woolsey Fire that has destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of residents to flee, caused the temporary shutdown of Dole Food Co., Westlake Village, Calif.

Morning Kiss Organic promotes potatoes, onions

Morning Kiss Organic, Chelsea, Mass., is promoting its onions and potatoes as retailers enter the holiday season.

Dole has new recipes for Mickey’s B-Day

Dole Food Co. is releasing more Disney-themed recipes in celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday on Nov. 18.

Vegetables show good quality, size

Most Florida growers said they expected a typical crop this fall with good quality and sizing.