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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.

Farmers of the Year include Georgia, Florida produce growers

Georgia peach grower Robert Dickey III and Florida vegetable grower Charles Obern have been named 2019 Farmers of the Year by Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo.

It’s time for Georgia watermelons

After two years of extreme weather during their season, Georgia watermelon growers are reporting smooth sailing.

Shenandoah Growers opens Georgia herb greenhouse

Organic herb and microgreens company Shenandoah Growers Inc., Rockingham, Va., has opened an expanded production facility in Jefferson, Ga.

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.

Crawford Packaging to open Valdosta, Ga., facility

Crawford Packaging, London, Ontario, is expanding in the U.S., with a new warehouse in Valdosta, Ga.

Blueberry growers adapt to weather issues

Hardships born from a big freeze in 2016 have inspired Georgia’s blueberry industry to invest in some protective technology so growers don’t get frozen out of the market again.