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New York growers weigh in on proposed farm laborer overtime law

NEW YORK — Some of the state's fresh produce industry leaders say the proposed New York Farm Laborer Fair Labor Practices Act will hurt the agricultural industry, but they are relieved for a bit of compromise.

Packer Insight — Outbreak, retail insight and Northeast update

Retail editor Ashley Nickle and Northeast editor Amy Sowder run down the news of the week, from a salmonella outbreak linked to papayas to legislation in New York to a pair of great columns from retail veterans.

Northeast news: QPMA leaders prepare for conference with new events

MONTREAL — The Packer's Northeast editor, Amy Sowder, stopped by the Quebec Produce Marketing Association's offices to meet CEO Sophie Perreault and her staff — and learn about the coming conference in Quebec City.

Idaho Potato Commission awards culinary educators

At Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, N.C., three culinary instructors won a 2019 Idaho Potato Commission Leadership Innovation Award for Excellence in Foodservice Education.

Crunch Time Apple Growers: SnapDragon had a monster 2018 season

SnapDragon apples experienced a huge 2018-19 season and may have an even better 2019-20 season. 

New Jersey officials kick off National Blueberry Month

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher, and state and local officials, visited Russo’s Fruit and Vegetable Farm this week to highlight National Blueberry Month.

South Mill Champs introduces more Shrooms snacks, plus coffee, tea

NEW YORK — You’ve seen mushrooms transform into chewy jerky and blend with ground beef into burgers, but you might not have seen this yet.

New York Apple Association appoints board members

The Fishers, N.Y.-based New York Apple Association’s board of directors elected officers and welcomed new members.

USDA report: NJ ranks third in peach production

New Jersey ranks third in the U.S. in peach production value, according to the annual “Non-Citrus Fruit and Nuts” report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture this week.

Touring Brooklyn's Gotham Greens atop Whole Foods Market

BROOKLYN — It was a perfect summer rooftop tour party at dusk, with colorful picnic food and dozens of friendly faces talking about fresh vegetables and fruit. Check out Northeast editor Amy Sowder's video and article.