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Truckload of broccoli with $18.5 million in drugs stopped

A load of fresh broccoli entering the U.S. at a Texas border entry was found to have almost $18.5 million worth of narcotics hidden in the trailer.

Apples dethrone oranges on Produce Market Guide

Apples took over the No. 1 spot on Produce Market Guide last week, pushing oranges to No. 2.

Listeria test prompts U.S., Canada recall of fresh-cut Mann products

Mann Packing Co. is recalling products in the U.S. and Canada after federal health agencies in the two countries notified the company of a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

Mini sweet peppers, baby broccoli headline for Southern Specialties

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mini sweet peppers and sweet baby broccoli were two new items featured at the Southern Specialties booth at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.

Eastern Broccoli Project expects to meet $100M goal

Eight years into the 10-year Eastern Broccoli Project, the broccoli industry in the eastern U.S. is valued at $90 million and the project is expected to meet a $100-million goal.

U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement stops tariffs on some produce

Japan has agreed to eliminate tariffs on a number of U.S. exports, including almonds, blueberries and sweet corn.

Marijuana concealed in load of broccoli

A semi-trailer carrying broccoli was recently seized at the Pharr (Texas) International Bridge when officers found 600 pounds of marijuana in the shipment.

Fresh from the Start Maine broccoli continues into October

Fresh from the Start’s Maine broccoli harvest is going strong.
Aug 29, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Broccoli, #Maine

Inc. Magazine recognizes Cece’s Veggies for skyrocketing growth

Vegetable “pasta” maker Cece’s Veggie Co., Austin, Texas, made Inc. Magazine’s annual list of fastest-growing private companies, with a three-year revenue growth of 23,880% to put it at No. 3.

Broccoli, lettuce, onions contribute to Q2 vegetable sales growth

Second-quarter vegetable sales totaled $7.68 billion, up 5.3% from the same period in 2018.