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On scene: A visit to Tudor Ranch in Coachella Valley, Ca.

COACHELLA VALLEY, Calif. — The Packer's Northeast editor, Amy Sowder, goes west to join the farm tours at West Coast Produce Expo. 

USDA announces assistance for farmers hit by tariffs

Cherry, grape, cranberry and tree nut producers are among U.S. growers who will receive direct payments from the U.S. Department of Agriculture this year to offset damage caused by retaliatory tariffs.

Sun World Innovations names grape marketers for U.S., Canada

Sun World Innovations, Palm Desert, Calif., has chosen a group of companies to import and market proprietary grapes in North America.

Grapes and pecans gain ground

Arkansas apple acreage has declined but acreage for the state’s grapes and pecans has risen in the past five years.

USDA: Chile deciduous fruit exports taper off in 2018-19

Chile’s fresh apple and grape exports will drop by just over 5% in the 2018-19 season, according to a new estimate from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service.

Sun World steps away from farming to focus on genetics

Sun World International LLC, Bakersfield, Calif., is selling its leased and owned farms to investors that have contracted with Sun Pacific, marketer of Cuties mandarins, to farm the table grape vineyards.

Sophia Hronis, co-founder of Hronis Inc., has died

Sophia Hronis, who founded Hronis Inc. with her late husband Jim Hronis, has died.

Jam Grapes from Pacific Trellis set to return

Pacific Trellis is again importing the Jam Grapes brand from Brazil, which is introduced in 2018.
Apr 29, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Grapes, #Brazil

Pacific Trellis poised to move more Mexican grapes

As the Mexican grape season begins, importers will be seeing an expected 22-million carton crop this season, a one-third increase from last season.

Grape growers seek more flavorful varieties

Specialty grape production is on the rise in Mexico as growers adopt varieties that have gained popularity in the U.S.