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Dried plums no longer: California prunes have new brand

The California Dried Plum Board is once again embracing “prunes,” 19 years after changing its name and the way the dried fruit was marketed.

Short-season Angelcots from Frieda’s available soon

With the start of summer, white-flesh Angelcots are available from Frieda’s Inc., Los Alamitos, Calif.

Booth registration open at Organic Grower Summit

Registration is now open for exhibit booths at the Organic Grower Summit.

Coastline Family Farms hires VP of finance, accounting

Coastline Family Farms, Salinas, Calif., has hired Marc Kirby as vice president of finance and accounting.

LeMay succeeds Radanovich at CFFA

Ian LeMay is the new president of the California Fresh Fruit Association, Fresno.

California Avocado Commission sets Memorial Day promos

The California Avocado Commission is helping retailers plan for Memorial Day sales, which is in the top four seasonal events for the fruit.

Sun World steps away from farming to focus on genetics

Sun World International LLC, Bakersfield, Calif., is selling its leased and owned farms to investors that have contracted with Sun Pacific, marketer of Cuties mandarins, to farm the table grape vineyards.

California Kiwifruit committee seeks board members

The California Kiwifruit Administrative Committee is seeking nominations for growers to serve on its board.

Sophia Hronis, co-founder of Hronis Inc., has died

Sophia Hronis, who founded Hronis Inc. with her late husband Jim Hronis, has died.

California, Texas businesses sanctioned for PACA violations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has sanctioned companies in California and Texas for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.