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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.

UPDATED: Shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival kills 3

Police are investigating a shooting that has left three people dead at the 41st annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, including a 6-year-old boy.

California seeks small grower information for FSMA compliance

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is alerting 8,000 growers designated as “small/very small” by the FSMA of their obligations to follow the law, and when those obligations start.

San Miguel’s new facility expands fresh-cut greens capacity

Fresh-cut greens company San Miguel Produce Inc., Oxnard, Calif., has moved to a new 85,000-square-foot facility that increases its capacity.

Wonderful Pistachios receives SnackNation award

SnackNation named Los Angeles-based Wonderful Pistachios Roasted & Salted as the Best Nut or Trail Mix of 2019 in its data-driven SnackNation Insights Awards competition.