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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. 

Shuman Farms continues to ‘give back’

Late April signals the start of a new Vidalia onion season each year, and with it comes Shuman Farms’ commitment to supporting Produce for Kids and Feeding America.

Vidalia Onion Committee kicks off ‘Sweet Life’ campaign

Vidalia onions are now shipping to retailers, and the Vidalia Onion Committee is celebrating its new marketing campaign, The Sweet Life.

Port of Savannah adds routes, facilities for chilled produce

The Port of Savannah, Ga., has added East-West routes to its chilled produce business, with new services to Europe and Asia.