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Enforcement crucial to tomato deal

With a new tomato suspension agreement now affirmed by the U.S. International Trade Commission, the industry hopes it can achieve some pricing stability for its product.

Port Everglades to sign agreement with Colombian port

Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is signing an agreement with Colombia’s Port of Barranquilla to promote bilateral trade.

WP Rawl beefs up capacity, volume of valued-added

WP Rawl, Pelion, S.C., is processing value-added products with a new line at its Bunnell, Fla., plant.

Crystal Valley purchases specialty importer Joco produce

Crystal Valley Foods, Miami, is finalizing the purchase of Asian, tropical and specialty fruit and vegetable importer Joco Produce, Medley, Fla.

IMG Citrus plans to ‘re-introduce’ white grapefruit to the U.S.

IMG Citrus, Vero Beach, Fla., is marketing white grapefruit in the U.S. as a return to the original heirloom Florida grapefruit.

Dominican avocado supply ramps up for WP Produce

WP Produce, Miami, is reporting a strong start of the peak Dominican Republic avocado season, which it packs under the Desbry brand.

Florida plan promotes produce gleaning efforts

After touring vegetable fields, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced a new program to support and promote food recovery efforts, making it easier for food banks to collect leftover produce from fields.

Cocaine found in orange shipment at Florida port

Customs and Border Protection officers at Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., found cocaine stashed in boxes of oranges.

Wish IMG Citrus ‘happy anniversary’ at Fresh Summit

IMG Citrus is celebrating 40 years in business, starting as a 72-acre farm that’s transformed to a vertically integrated grower, packer and shipper that recently added 4,000 acres of Florida grapefruit.

Florida Citrus Growers Finally Receive Good News

There's a little bit of good news for producers in Florida's citrus region. The National Agricultural Statistics Service shares why.