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Wholesum promotes Tina Federico to business development

Wholesome has promoted Tina Federico to business development representative.

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.

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.

Wholesum report shows 34% increase in renewable energy

Wholesum, an Amado, Ariz.-based fair trade, organic grower-shipper, published its Conscientious Company report for the 2018 fiscal year, highlighting social and environmental responsibility efforts.

Joyce Brown, of Brownie Brokerage in Nogales, dies

Joyce Brown, who established Brownie Brokerage with her husband, Lavern “Brownie” Brown in 1967 In Nogales, Ariz., died recently.

Wholesum Arizona expansion to add organic volume in November

A new six-acre greenhouse expansion by Wholesum in Arizona will produce an estimate of 3.5 million pounds of organic beefsteak tomatoes.

Natural Delights Medjools line expands with chopped dates

Natural Delights Medjool dates brand has a new snack offering, Chopped Medjool dates.

Wholesum raises $3 million through Fair Trade program

Wholesum, Amado, Ariz., reached a milestone at the start of 2019, by raising more than $3 million in the past five years to reinvest in its farms and workers.

Arizona LGMA revises metrics in wake of E. coli outbreak

As the Yuma, Ariz., lettuce season begins, growers there will be following new food safety standards after an industry-led massive effort dug into the possible causes of an E. coli outbreak linked to Yuma romaine.