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Music City: 2018 watermelon convention hits high note

Attendees of the 2018 National Watermelon Association Convention in Nashville were treated to unique Nashville experiences, with planners integrating the city’s brand throughout the event.

Viva Fresh raises $30K for new Texas scholarship

The Texas International Produce Association has raised $30,000 for the first year of its scholarship program, with funds from the Viva Fresh Open Golf Tournament.

Taylor Farms, Del Monte, Crunch Pak receive Innovation Awards

CHICAGO – The United Fresh Produce Association announced seven Innovation Award winners at the conclusion of its annual conference and expo June 12.

NY Apple Association receives TV ad award

The New York Apple Association, Fishers, has received the Telly Award for a television commercial featuring the state’s apple growers.

Jeff Huckaby receives The Packer’s Produce Man of the Year award

CHICAGO — Jeff Huckaby, president of Bakersfield, Calif.-based Grimmway Farms, received The Packer’s Produce Man of the Year award June 10 at the United Fresh Produce Association conference and expo.

FPAA names tomato division chairman as Member of the Year

Jimmy Munguia, the chairman of the tomato division for the FPAA, has been busy in recent months supporting the group’s position in favor of keeping a tomato suspension agreement in place.

Idaho Potato Commission rewards display creativity

The annual Idaho Potato Lover’s Retail Display Contest has awarded more than $150,000 in cash and prizes to creative produce managers.

D’Arrigo California recognized for energy, water savings

D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California, Salinas, has received the Climate Change Advocate Award, recognizing the company for projects including solar power and water-saving techniques.

Organic Trade Association lauds members of Congress

The Organic Trade Association has named two members of Congress — Dan Newhouse (R-Wash), and Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) — as the group’s Organic Champion Award recipients.

Nominate a Produce Man or Woman of the Year today!

The Packer seeks nominations from the produce industry for its annual Produce Man or Woman of the Year award, presented at the June 10-12 United Fresh Produce Association annual convention in Chicago.