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Maria Montalvo joins California Table Grape Commission

The California Table Grape Commission has hired Maria Montalvo as its marketing director of retail and foodservice promotion.

California grapes in storage down from recent years

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s first report on grapes in cold storage this season shows grape holdings at their lowest point in the past four seasons.

Fruit World to offer organic mandarins throughout season

Fruit World Co., Reedley, Calif., will have a full lineup of citrus in promotable volumes this season.

California citrus industry opens lab to fight against HLB

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — California has a new weapon in the fight against Huanglongbing, the devastating citrus disease also known as HLB.

D’Arrigo Bros., J. McFarland Wines to raise breast cancer funds

D’Arrigo and J. McFarland Wines is hosting Sip, Bite and Turn Up the Pink event to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Make plans to visit Produce for Kids at Fresh Summit

Produce for Kids plans to attend the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit and want to help attendees plan for 2020.

The Wonderful Co. owners pledge $750 million for sustainability

Stewart and Lynda Resnick, whose companies include Halos marketer The Wonderful Co., are pledging $750 million to Caltech, for sustainability research.

Mission Produce, others bring avocado orchard to Ventura College

Mission Produce Inc., Oxnard, Calif., joined other businesses to promote agriculture outreach, planting an avocado orchard at Ventura College.

California stone fruit companies Gerawan, Wawona merge

California stone fruit companies Gerawan Farming Inc., Fresno, and Wawona Packing Co. LLC, Cutler, have merged.

Index Fresh sees high prices through California avocado season

Index Fresh, Riverside, Calif., wrapped up its California avocado season with record prices on a per-carton basis.