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Georgia produce industry testifies about effects of imports

Georgia produce growers, the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and other groups recently testified to federal agencies that domestic growers face a “staggering increase" of produce from Mexico.

Georgia watermelon season nears peak shipments

Georgia watermelon season is peaking as July 4th nears.

Georgia-based firm wins big federal contract

Atlanta-based Royal Food Service Co. has been awarded a maximum $465 million contract to supply for fresh fruits and vegetables to Georgia military and school customers.

2020 Vidalia Onion packing set to start on this date

The Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Vidalia Onion Committee have decided on this year’s official pack date for the sweet onion.

Florida, Georgia hearings set for concerns on unfair trade with Mexico

The Office of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has scheduled hearings for growers to talk about concerns of unfair competition with Mexican products.

Vidalia onion growers vote to continue marketing order

Growers of Vidalia onions in Georgia have voted in favor of continuing the marketing order for the sweet onions.
Jan 31, 2020 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Onions, #Georgia, #USDA

American Grown campaign seeks relief through consumer support

In the wake of trade deals that have left some U.S. produce growers unhappy about an influx of imported fruits and vegetables, the new American Grown campaign is taking its message to consumers instead of lawmakers.

Crystal Valley adds Superior Berries from Georgia

Crystal Valley Foods, Miami will be shipping blueberries grown in Georgia through a partnership with Superior Berries, Fargo, Ga.

Global ag company buys Vidalia’s Generation Farms

Optimum Agriculture has purchased Vidalia onion grower-shipper Generations Farms LLC, along with almost 5,600 acres of land and packing/processing facilities.

Dec 13, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Onions, #Georgia

Shuman Farms packing organic onions in reduced-plastic bags

Shuman Farms, Reidsville, Ga., is revamping its organic onion packaging with a netted bag that uses less plastic.