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Progressive Produce hires Dominic DeFranco as VP of sales

Progressive Produce, Los Angeles, has hired Dominic DeFranco as vice president of sales.

USDA expands citrus disease quarantine areas in 3 states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has expanded quarantined areas for citrus greening in California, Texas and Louisiana after the disease was detected in plant tissue samples in multiple locations in the states.

Chefs convene at Markon summit to focus on plant-forward dishes

Salinas, Calif.-based Markon Cooperative Inc. gathered 26 chefs from its foodservice members and operators to focus on plant-based recipes at its fifth annual Chef Summit.

California kept supplies up

California’s 2019 avocado crop is winding down, but the state played an important role during a season where volume was low and prices were high.

CFFA hires director of member services, communication

The California Fresh Fruit Association, Fresno, has hired Courtney Razor as director of member services and communication.

Stater Bros. donates $100K, 150,000 pounds of food this summer

Stater Bros., San Bernardino, Calif., has donated $100,000 and more than 150,000 pounds of fresh produce and other food to food banks in its area this summer.

Avocado volume expected to increase after summer shortfall

U.S. avocado volume was expected to increase this fall after a summer of tight supplies.

California Sweet Potato Condition Update

AgDay National Reporter Betsy Jibben takes us near Bakersfield, California for a look at the sweet potato condition.

Paul Scheid joins Ocean mist as VP of production

Ocean Mist Farms has hired Paul Scheid as vice president of production.

Steinbeck changes marketing identity to Nature’s Reward

Steinbeck Country Produce, Salinas, Calif., is changing its marketing identity to Nature’s Reward to capitalize on consumer brand recognition, and has a new website design.