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Gem avocados from Index Fresh return to store shelves

Index Fresh, Riverside, Calif., is again shipping Gem avocados, to complement full-size hass avocados grown in California.

Christopher Valadez to lead Salinas grower-shipper group

Christopher Valadez is the new president of the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California, Salinas.

Index Fresh announces new roles in California, Texas

Avocado company Index Fresh, Riverside, Calif., has hired a vice president of operations and promoted others to key roles in California and Texas facilities.

New California LGMA board members start terms

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has new officers and board members.

HLB threat continues in California citrus groves

SALINAS, Calif. — The devastation of Florida’s citrus industry from Huanglongbing (HLB) could become the future for California citrus ­­– or not.

Stemilt field staff on top of California cherry harvest predictions

Retailers should expect anything but a California cherry season like last year, according to Stemilt Growers.

Stats show preference for California fruit

Judging from numbers from Nielsen Co. LLC, consumers in the western part of the U.S. are particularly fond of California avocados.
Mar 27, 2019 by Tom Burfield #The Packer, #California

Exports play important role for Golden State crop

Even with this year’s smaller-than-usual crop, California avocado shippers may find some profitable opportunities outside of the domestic market.

California valencia orange crop on par with past season

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting the California valencia orange crop at 19 million 40-pound cartons.

Los Angeles’ Umina Bros., Choumas Produce join forces

Two Los Angeles produce distributors that were founded more than 100 years ago, Umina Brothers and Choumas Produce, have joined forces.