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California asparagus season on track for March

Labor concerns and pressure from imports aside, California asparagus growers expect a healthy crop, and say organic demand is growing even as overall acreage drops.

Texas movement gaining ground

Weather was a pain for Texas citrus growers as the 2018-19 season got underway.

Big increase in Florida citrus volume

Florida's orange growers are expected to ship 6.4 million boxes of grapefruit and 1.2 million boxes of tangerines this season.

Deadline nears for Eastern Produce Council Leadership Program

New produce industry professionals have only a few days left to apply for the Eastern Produce Council’s Leadership Program, which closes its window Jan. 31.

Stemilt unveils easy display unit

Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers LLC unveiled an Easy Pallet Display this fall for its Artisan Organics apples, said Brianna Shales, communications manager.

4Earth Farms revamps packs

Los Angeles-based 4Earth Farms has responded to consumer research by making a “soft branded packaging change,” said Mark Munger, vice president of sales and marketing.

Dole expands its salad kits line

Dole Food Co., Westlake Village, Calif., expanded its salad kit line in 2018, said Bil Goldfield, director of corporate communications.

Chelan to boost SugarBee volume

Chelan Fresh Marketing, Chelan, Wash., plans to increase the volume of its proprietary organic SugarBee apples this season.

Analysis of Whole Foods decision to cancel 365 expansion

Eighteen months after Amazon acquired Whole Foods, the path forward for the company is becoming clearer.

New organic items trending

Watermelon radishes, proprietary apple varieties and snack-size veggies are just a few of the latest offerings available from innovative organic produce grower-shippers.
Jan 15, 2019 by Tom Burfield #The Packer, #Organics