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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.

California grape shippers breaking volume records

California table grape growers are shipping record amounts as their season nears an end.

Fruit fly quarantine covers Southern California ports

A part of Los Angeles County, including the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports where a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables are imported into the U.S., is under quarantine for Mexican fruit fly.

Bee Sweet welcomes return of satsumas

With California’s citrus season in full swing, Bee Sweet Citrus, Fowler, Calif., is welcoming the return of satsuma mandarins.

Organic produce enjoys strong Bay area demand

The San Francisco economy remains strong and even a potential correction to the high-flying fortunes of tech companies shouldn’t ding strong demand for organic produce.

FPFC webinar analyzes changes in organic sales

Although the organic fresh produce category in California continues to grow, the growth rate has dropped significantly in recent years.

High markets make lemons a sweet target for theft

A Los Angeles man has been arrested for allegedly stealing 800 pounds of lemons near Thermal, Calif.

California recognizes grape commission’s 50th anniversary

The California Table Grape Commission is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Strawberries still reign as No. 1 Ventura County crop

Strawberries remained the top crop in Ventura County in 2017, and the county’s 10 leading crops in terms of value are mostly fruits and vegetables.

Global company opens food lab in Fresno

Eurofins Scientific is opening a food testing laboratory complex in Fresno, Calif., this summer.