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University of Florida offers stone fruit events

The University of Florida’s Plant Science Research and Education Unit has scheduled a Stone Fruit Workshop and Field Day.
Mar 21, 2019 by Amy Sowder #The Packer, #Peaches, #Florida

Florida Classic adds white peach

Florida Classic Growers is introducing a white-fleshed peach variety in limited quantities this season. 
Mar 21, 2019 by Amy Sowder #The Packer, #Florida, #Peaches

CPMA introduces Corporate Culture Award

Everyone talks about the importance of culture in driving performance and contributing to an org’s success.
Mar 20, 2019 by Cynthia David #The Packer

Mango suppliers optimistic about quality and volume

Shippers expect sufficient supplies of mangoes and strong quality leading up to Cinco de Mayo.
Mar 19, 2019 by Ashley Nickle #The Packer, #Mangoes

Boskovich Farms adds Ventura iceberg

Boskovich Farms in Oxnard, Calif., is going to begin growing a small amount of iceberg lettuce.
Mar 14, 2019 by Carol Lawrence #The Packer, #Lettuce

Fruit gains traction in springtime

Many of the produce items shipped from West Mexico during the spring are similar to those that arrive in winter. However, fruit items, like melons and mangoes, tend to have a greater presence as the weather warms up.

Organic mango sales continue upward trend

Growth of the organic mango category is showing no signs of slowing.

Compostable pack wins Fruit Logistica award

The 2019 Bronze Fruit Logistica Innovation Award was won by the top-sealable compostable, recyclable strawberry punnet from CKF Inc., Hansport, Nova Scotia.

Poll results: How the government shutdown affected produce industry

Take a look at these poll results from the recent: Which areas of your business are being affected by the government shutdown?
Feb 12, 2019 by Brooke Park #The Packer

Mushrooms are trending

Mushrooms pack a nutritional punch that a growing number of wellness seekers want.