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Wish Farms starts Superhero Summer partnership with Feeding America

Plant City, Fla.-based berry grower Wish Farms has started a summer partnership campaign with Feeding America.

Mexico’s protected agriculture growth harms Florida, study says

Ongoing investment in protected agriculture in Mexico will likely result in continued losses for the fruit and vegetable industry in Florida, according to a new report from the University of Florida.

Fyffes’ sustainable efforts include supporting marine sulfur cuts

Coral Gables, Fla.-based Fyffes, a tropical produce importer and distributor, supports new global sulfur restrictions in all marine fuels to 0.5 % beginning Jan. 1.

Grimmway acquires Generation Farms

Grimmway Farms, Bakersfield, Calif., has acquired processing facilities and other assets from Generation Farms, Lake Park, Ga., a grower of carrots and other vegetables.

FFVA names new class of Emerging Leaders

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association has announced the members of its ninth Emerging Leader Development Program class.

Classroom visit just peachy for Titan Farms

Titan Farms recently showcased peaches in a Florida school, teaching students about growing practices and agriculture in general.

Women in Produce — Katiana Valdes

Katiana Valdes is a self-confessed produce nerd.

Women in Produce — Leslie Simmons

Leslie Simmons hit the ground running when she joined the produce industry eight years ago.

Florida Watermelon Association puts $100,000 in research

The Florida Watermelon Association is allocating $100,000 for research and development grants, to fight pests and diseases, study growing practices and other projects.

Fyffes donates bananas to NYC fundraiser

Coral Gables, Fla.-based Fyffes Inc. donated 2,500 bananas to participants at PurpleStride New York City.