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Grocery food price increase continues

The grocery bill keeps getting bigger for Americans.

Congdon Orchards to supply Sage Fruit

Congdon Orchards Inc., Yakima, Wash., is now a supplier of Washington apples, pears and cherries to Sage Fruit Co., starting Aug. 1.

Tori Spelling promotes The Produce Moms on Instagram

Tori Spelling, Beverly Hills 90210 star and beauty brands influencer, is including The Produce Moms in her June Celebrity Gift Box.

Conversations at United — Brianna Shales with Stemilt

Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers has been talking with virtual booth visitors at United Fresh Live! about its cherries, its Rave apples and its stone fruit.

Apple growers question why USDA payments bypass them

A dozen groups representing state and regional apple growers has asked the USDA to reconsider its method of determining direct payments for apple losses through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

Cold, rainy weather forces delays on Michigan’s crops

A lingering cold and rainy season had grower-shippers in Michigan waiting a little longer than normal this year to get their summer deals going.

Season’s apple report ends with record storage numbers

Fresh-market apple shippers had a record 34.1 (42-pound) bushels in storage on June 1 — a 23% increase from a year ago.

Marketscope — Fruit f.o.b.s as of June 1

This information, provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service, shows week-by-week shipments and f.o.b.s for commodities from shipments for the fresh market.

United puts spotlight on snacking in new FreshFacts report

Fruits that can be eaten out of hand continue to reign in the realm of produce snacking, according to the newest FreshFacts on Retail report from the United Fresh Produce Association.

Stemilt touts Piñata and kid-sized organic Lil Snappers

Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers is promoting Piñata and Artisan Organics Lil Snappers apples as summer promotion options.