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New York-based Bowery Farming hires two new executives

Bowery Farming, headquartered in New York with farms in Kearny, N.J., hired two new executives to oversee the company’s marketing and sales operations.

John Vena celebrates 100th anniversary

Founded in 1919, John Vena is celebrating a century in business this year with a staff party in the fall plus several innovations.

Packer Interview: Hudson River Fruit Distributors on Northeast apples

As those crunchy, juicy globes of ruby, green and gold trickle into the market, fourth-generation grower-marketer-distributor Alisha Albinder Camac updates us on the 2019 Eastern apple season.

Experience the sights, sounds and voices of QPMA

Watch the on-scene video and read about the Quebec Produce Marketing Association's successful convention.

Pennsylvania Produce Month celebrated at produce auction

Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding visited Buffalo Valley Produce Auction in Mifflinburg, Pa., to present the governor’s Pennsylvania Produce Month proclamation to auction manager Neil Courtney.

QPMA: Canadawide’s George Pitsikoulis is Pillar of the Industry

George Pitsikoulis was born into the produce business — almost literally.

Jersey Fresh Fridays partners with ShopRite through August

Registered dietitians at Village ShopRite stores around New Jersey are hosting Jersey Fresh Fridays in July and August in their produce departments, featuring a different Jersey Fresh fruit or vegetable each week.

AgroFresh VP joins USDA-backed advisory council

Ann Beaulieu, vice president of research and development and regulatory at Philadelphia-based AgroFresh Solutions, will join an advisory council focused on improving access to nutritious foods and reducing food waste.

Northeastern cyclospora outbreak source investigated

Public health departments in Northeastern states are warning consumers of an outbreak of Cyclospora infections, and although there’s no source identified, imported produce is a common cause of the infections.

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.