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Monterey Mushrooms to bring vitamin D line to Fresh Summit

Monterey Mushrooms plans to feature its vitamin D mushroom line at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in Anaheim, Calif.

Whole Kids Foundation teams up with Mushroom Council

The Mushroom Council, Redwood Shores, Calif., is partnering with the Whole Kids Foundation to promote The Blend.

Monterey Mushrooms awards 99 scholarships

Watsonville, Calif.-based Monterey Mushrooms awarded 99 academic scholarships totaling $239,000 to children of employees.
Sep 23, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #Awards, #People, #Mushrooms

The Giorgi Cos. invests in 'functional mushroom' company

The Giorgi Cos. Inc. has invested an undisclosed amount in FreshCap Mushrooms Ltd., which sells functional mushroom extract powders.

Mushroom Council to launch campaign for mushroom month in September

The Mushroom Council is launching a social and digital campaign, #MushroomADay, for mushroom month in September.

USDA mushroom report change surprises industry

The USDA's 2018-19 mushroom production report had some surprises for the industry, showing an 8% drop in both sales and volume, which at 846.5 million pounds is the lowest production since 2009-10.
Aug 23, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Mushrooms, #USDA

Organic segment growing in mushroom category

Organic mushrooms continue to account for an increasing portion of the category — 12%, to be exact — said Kevin Delaney, vice president of sales and marketing for To-Jo Mushrooms, Avondale, Pa.

Blended burger concept may spark retail sales, marketers say

The James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project has called attention to the practice of combining mushrooms with meat at foodservice, but it seems it could have a positive impact on mushroom sales at retail also.

UPDATED: USTR delays some tariffs on Chinese goods

(UPDATED, Aug. 14) Sparking a 400-point rally in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the United States Trade Representative said Aug. 13 the U.S. will delay tariffs on some imports from China until Dec. 15.

Mushroom supplies could be tight going into fall

There will be mushrooms to be had as summer winds down and fall approaches, but supplies could be tight at times and prices may be a bit higher than usual, grower-shippers say.