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Almonds supplant grapes as 2019 top Kern County, Calif., crop

The values of Kern County’s top two crops in 2019 switched, with the almond crop higher than the value of its grape crop for the first time since 2011.

Vidalia onion grower G&R Farms debuts new branding, logo

Vidalia onion grower-shipper G&R Farms, Glennville, Ga., has a new logo and branding.

Western wildfire concerns move from California to Oregon

Wildfires were causing a wide range of problems for the produce industry in the first two weeks of September.

Sunions ready for retail in late fall

Harvest for this year’s crop of Sunions, marketed as the tearless sweet onions, is over, and the onions are undergoing a curing process.

South Texas onion growers to vote on marketing order

The South Texas Onion Committee is conducting a referendum through the U.S. Department of Agriculture on whether to continue the marketing order.

G&R Farms hires Jon Dorminey as director of operations

Vidalia onion grower G&R Farms has hired Jon Dorminey as director of operations.

Salmonella cases top 1,200; FDA looks for clues at farm

Salmonella Newport cases in the U.S. and Canada continue to increase, with more than 1,000 cases linked to onions from Thomson International.

Staple items see uptick in interest on PMG

Cucumbers took back the top spot on PMG the week of Aug. 10, knocking sweet onions to No. 2.

Tip of the Iceberg Podcast — Shay Myers on onion crop, looking ahead

Episode 12 of Tip of the Iceberg Podcast, brought to you by The Packer and PMG, features an interview with Shay Myers, CEO of Parma, Idaho-based Owyhee Produce and The Packer’s 2020 Produce Man of the Year.

Packer Insight — Recalls, Fresh Summit and retail perspective

Editor-in-chief Tom Karst, news editor Chris Koger and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss news items of note this week, from a Fresh Summit sneak peek to a recall roundup to columns from industry veterans.