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SFL Cos. moves to prepare for growth

SFL Cos., a supply chain management and logistics firm specializing in fresh produce and refrigerated goods, is moving to accommodate growth.

Heeren Bros. Inc. and Walsma & Lyons announce joint-venture merger

Comstock Park, Mich.-based Vine Line Produce Distribution is a new organization formed by the merger of Heeren Bros. Inc. and Walsma & Lyons.

Belleharvest, Michigan Fresh unite to market apples

Michigan apple marketers Belleharvest Sales Inc. and Michigan Fresh Marketing are combining sales desks in a union that will represent about 150 growers and three million bushels of apples.

Fresh market takes on greater importance for Michigan asparagus

Michigan asparagus growers are fending off competition from imports and battling for long-term survival while leaning on H-2A for labor needs and moving an increasing percentage of asparagus on the fresh market.

Michigan apple industry expects a big crop

Bloom was about 10 days late and harvest could be about four or five days late for Michigan apples, but early signs point to a full crop.

Michigan set for good volume when weather warms

Michigan produce growers said rain and cool weather have delayed crop progress through May, but that was all subject to change in the weeks ahead.

Blueberry farms purchased by Gladstone

McLean, Va.-based Gladstone Land Corp. has purchased two blueberry farms in Michigan.

Asparagus season in Michigan starts, peak hits Memorial Day

Michigan asparagus season has started, following a cool spring that gave growers some extra time to prepare fields.

Riveridge’s Michigan asparagus program ready

Riveridge Produce, Sparta, Mich., is ready for the asparagus season.

Milt Fuehrer joins BelleHarvest Sales as CEO

BelleHarvest Sales Inc., Belding Mich., has hired Milt Fuehrer as CEO.
Jan 09, 2019 #Produce Crops, #People, #Michigan